Saturday, October 16, 2010

To blind/VI writers young and old - kid and adult

Here's a bit of info I thought you might find interesting - just passing it along:

2011 NFB Writing Contest

The annual youth and adult writing contests sponsored by the Writers’ Division of the NFB, will open January 1st and close April 1st.

Adult contests, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, are open to all entrants eighteen years and over.

The youth contests are all about Braille and all poetry and fiction entries are required to be submitted in Braille. The age groups are divided into three categories: first through sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades, and ninth through twelfth grades.

Prizes for contest winners range up to $100 for adult categories and up to $25 for youth categories.

All contest winners will be announced at the Writers’ Division business meeting during the NFB national convention to be held in Orlando, Florida, the first week of July, 2011. In addition, shortly after convention, a list of winners will appear on the Writers’ Division Website, First, second, and third place winners in each category will appear in the summer and fall issues of the Writers’ Division magazine, “Slate and Style.”

For additional contest details and submission guidelines, go to the Writers’ Division Website,

President NFB Writers' Division

Robert Leslie Newman


Division Website


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