[Nfbnet-members-list] Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest

BrailleReadersAreLeaders BrailleReadersAreLeaders at nfb.org
Fri Sep 30 07:51:12 UTC 2011

Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest
November 1, 2011–January 4, 2012
The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan 
Institute, the National Association to Promote 
the Use of Braille (NAPUB), and the National 
Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) 
are pleased to announce the 29th annual Braille 
Readers Are Leaders contest for students grades 
K-12.  This contest encourages children around 
the country to be proud of their ability to read 
Braille and continually work to improve their 
skills.  As in previous years students will read 
as many Braille pages as they can in two months 
(November 1, 2011, through January 4, 2012) to 
compete for ribbons, cash prizes, and an 
all-expenses-paid trip to the 2012 NFB national convention in Dallas, Texas.

For the third year NAPUB and the NFB Jernigan 
Institute are also offering a contest for mature 
Braille readers. Adults will compete for cash 
prizes, national recognition, and bragging rights!

Teams of two to five participants are welcome to 
compete in both the K-12 and adult contests again 
this year. Registration begins October 1, 2011. 
Form your teams, get some interesting reading 
material, and warm up your fingers!  For detailed 
information about the K-12 and adult contests please visit www.nfb.org/BRAL.

Seven Simple Steps
1.      Register: fill out the simple online form 
at <http://www.nfb.org/BRAL>www.nfb.org/BRAL to enter the contest.
2.      Gather: collect leisure reading material 
(books, magazines, and whatever else you enjoy 
reading that has a title, author, and date of publication).
3.      Log it: download the reading log at 
<http://www.nfb.org/BRAL>www.nfb.org/BRAL. Save 
it where you will be able to access it easily, or 
print it and keep a hard copy log.
4.      Read: put your fingers to the paper.
5.      Leader Board: update your “Pages Read” on 
the Leader Board to compete for additional prizes.
6.      Letters: contestants competing for a 
special award in the K-12 contest must submit at 
least one letter of recommendation for each award.
7.      Turn it in: submit your reading log, 
special award documentation, and final entry form 
no later than January 18, 2012, at <http://www.nfb.org/BRAL>www.nfb.org/BRAL.
Mark your calendar with the important dates below.

Important Dates

·        October 1, 2011: registration for the 
contest opens and continues through the end of the contest.
·        November 1, 2011: contest begins, and 
participants start tracking their reading.
·        January 4, 2012: Louis Braille’s 
birthday marks the end of the contest and the 
last day participants can count their pages.
·        January 18, 2012: all documentation for 
the regular contest and special awards must be 
submitted to the NFB Jernigan Institute by 
midnight. This includes reading logs, letters of 
nomination, and final entry forms.
·        March 2012: prizes are mailed out.

Paper forms may be downloaded via 
<http://www.nfb.org/BRAL>www.nfb.org/BRAL or 
requested by e-mail, mail, telephone, or fax from:
BrailleReadersAreLeaders at nfb.org, or
Braille Readers Are Leaders
200 East Wells Street
       at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9314, extension 2312
Fax: (410) 659-5129

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