The annual Holman Prize for Blind Ambition for 2022

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is pleased to announce applications for the annual Holman Prize for Blind Ambition for 2022 are now open!

Now in it’s sixth year, the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition annually awards three blind people from anywhere in the world, up to $25,000 each to carry out an incredible idea that will involve personal growth and shatter misconceptions about blindness.

The Holman Prize is named for James Holman, a blind 19th century explorer who is the most prolific private traveller of anyone, blind or sighted, before the era of modern transportation. The only qualifications to submit an application to win a Holman Prize are that you must be blind or legally blind, be 18 years old by October 1, 2022 and speak English. When applications open on January 21, all you have to do is make a 90-second video pitching your idea and upload it to YouTube, and fill out the application form on the Holman Prize website.

But if you’re not quite ready to upload your 90-second YouTube pitch and fill out the application, there’s no need to worry:

Applications close on March 20 at 11:59 pm Pacific.

The full announcement, links and practical information are available on this news page from WBU Website:

Should you wish to contact a LightHouse member of staff about The Holman Prize itself, sharing this information or other publicity opportunities, please email Lee Kumutat, Vice-President – Communications: