(Note: this call for entries is for Indian nationals. The Asia-wide call has not been released yet by Asian Blind Union. We will update this post once the official rules from the organizer have become available.)
Asian Blind Union’s Secretariat has informed that they propose to hold 7th Onkyo Braille Essay Contest in the Asian region. Information in this regard has recently been received from the Secretariat. Participants who are interested to take part in the essay contest should send their essays to this office latest by 31st July, 2012. No essay thereafter shall be accepted. On the envelop name of the competition (Onkyo Braille Essay Competition) must be mentioned.
DETAILED RULES AND PROCEDURES:
(i) The participants can write on any one of the following topics:
- How can the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) change the lives of persons with visual impairment?
- How can organizations of persons with visual impairment become the only representative of persons with visual impairment in their relating issues?
- Braille in spite of the new technologies for the blind.
- The right to establish a family requires fair opportunities for the Blind.
(ii) The Essay should be written by the blind participants in English or Hindi in Braille on Braille slate or Braille typewriters and not on computers.
(iii) Maximum length of the Essay should not exceed to 1200 words. The Essay should also include applicant’s name, age, title and other details to be covered within the maximum number of words allowed.
(iv) There will be two groups of competitors—one Junior group up to the age of 25 years and the second Senior group above the age of 25 years. We suggest that the visually impaired participants from junior group should also be motivated to participate in the context.
v) The Essays must be completely original in nature.
vi) The Competition has separate prizes for junior and senior groups.
Prizes for the winners above age of 25 years
- First prize USD1000
- Second prize USD 500
- Third prize USD 200
Prizes for the winners below age of 25 years
- First prize USD 500
- Second prize USD 300
- Third prize USD 200
All India Confederation of the Blind