Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Canadian Braille Writing Contest 2017

Winners of the 2016 Braille Writing Contest

CNIB and AltLit.ca are sponsoring a Braille Creative Writing Contest for students in Canada who are blind or visually impaired.

Contest rules

  • This contest is open to primary and secondary students who are blind or partially sighted and live in Canada.
  • Entries must be in braille, postmarked no later than May 31, 2016 and accompanied by a signed entry form.
  • Computer braille is accepted, but all braille contractions must represent the work of the student, not braille translation software.
  • Use the braille you know. Entries may be in uncontracted, partially contracted or fully contracted braille. If an entry is in partially contracted braille, the student must also send a teacher's letter explaining which contractions have been taught to date; the teacher's letter may also explain any special circumstances.
  • Braille accuracy and creativity will be given equal weighting during judging.
  • The awarding of any and all prizes is at the discretion of the judges, and all decisions are final.
  • CNIB may, at its discretion, publish the stories/poems submitted by the award winners of each category.

Prizes

Up to $2,350 is available to be won! 

Learn more.