Results of the 2020 Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest


EBU is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest.

The European strand of the Contest was once again run by EBU.
The winners were selected from a total of 45 participants from 16 countries

The authors of the winning essays receive prizes made available by Onkyo and Braille Mainichi.

This year's First Prize winner is from Spain, María Jesús Cañamares Muñoz, who wrote a topical essay entitled 'Braille and Lockdown'

The full list of prize winners is as follows:
Otsuki First Prize:
Braille and Lockdown by María Jesús Cañamares Muñoz (Spain)

Excellent Works Prize:
Senior Category: Viorel Serban, (Romania), The Moment That Changes The Course of Life
Junior Category: Amir Gumerov (Russia), Braille and Music

Fine Works Prize:
Senior Category:

  •     Anne Kochanek, (Germany), Greetings from Dots
  •     Tone Mathiesen, (Norway), Braille in the Past and Present

Junior Category:

  •     Andreas Rudisuli, (Switzerland), Is Braille Still Needed Today?
  •     Seb Sloot, (Netherlands), Braille song

You can download and read the texts of all the prize-winning essays on our dedicated Onkyo page.
EBU congratulates all the winners, and thanks all participants and their member countries for their involvement. We hope many of you will feel inspired to participate in the next edition of the Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest!
Happy reading!