We have some exciting news to share with our Holman Prize community. The Holman Prize is getting a major upgrade, which will allow us to inspire and empower even more blind individuals around the world! Rather than accepting applications once a year, we will now be accepting them once every three years. This exciting change will give us more time to execute the program with even greater impact than ever before!
We’re also thrilled to announce the launch of the Holman alumni program! This program will bring together past Holman Prizewinners from around the world, allowing them to connect, share experiences, and learn from each other. We believe that this program will not only provide a valuable network for our alumni, but it will also inspire future generations of blind individuals to pursue their passions and break down barriers.
As part of the alumni program, we’re planning an annual virtual meetup this July, just before the LightHouse gala. This will be an exciting opportunity for past winners to reconnect with each other, share updates on their projects and celebrate their accomplishments. We can’t wait to see what kind of amazing things our alumni will achieve together!
Although we won’t be accepting applications for the Holman Prize this year, we want to assure you that this decision was made with careful consideration and with the long-term goals of the program in mind. We remain committed to creating a world where blind and low vision individuals have equal access and opportunities, and we’re confident that the Holman Prize and alumni program will continue to be important vehicles for achieving this mission.
So, get ready for some exciting changes, Holman Prize community! We can’t wait to see what kind of amazing things we’ll achieve together in the future!