Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest
Braille is the key to inclusion
The Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest is a worldwide initiative planned and sponsored by Onkyo Corporation and The Braille Mainichi, two Japanese firms actively engaged in the promotion of braille. Its European strand is run by the European Blind Union.
2013 Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest
Results of the 2013 Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest
The European strand of the Contest was once again run by EBU.
Applicants from across Europe were asked to write an essay, sharing their personal experience to tell how braille empowers them and improves their lives.
This year´s winners were selected from a total of 41 participants from 16 countries. The seven authors of the winning essays receive prizes made available by Onkyo and Braille Mainichi.
The First Prize winner is from Italy, Roobi Roobi, who wrote an essay entitled 'Braille Can Make You Fly'.
The winning essays are available in .doc format by clicking on the links in the list below.
Otsuki First Prize:
Braille Can Make You Fly, by Roobi Roobi (Italy)
Excellent Works Prize:
Fine Works Prize:
- Braille Changes Your Life, by Edvinas Juraitis (Lithuania)
- Life with Braille, by Olga Aleksandrova (Russia)
- A Shining Silver Line In My Life, by Mirela Kapedani (Albania)
- Lala, The Marionette Who Doesn't Want To Get Dusty, by Maria del Mar Paredes Herrero (Spain)
Highly commended by EBU: