[Nfbnet-members-list] Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest
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Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest
November 1, 2011January 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
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.
· 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 Brailles
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
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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