[Nfbnet-members-list] NOW OPEN - 2015 NFB Writers' Division Writing Contest for Youth and Adults

Robert Leslie Newman newmanrl at cox.net
Sat Jan 3 04:55:09 UTC 2015

Dear Fellow Author, Friend, Teacher, or Parent
RE: announcement of the Opening of the 2015 NFB 

It is time for all of you to either
now send in, 
and/or set down to seriously work on your entries 
for the annual NFB Writers’ Division’s writing contest. Read the insert below.

The annual youth and adult writing contests 
sponsored by the NFB Writers’ Division has 
officially opened today, January 1st and will close April 1st.

NEW THIS YEAR: 2015, being the Federation’s 75th 
birthday, the contest will for the first time 
ever, have a required theme. All submissions will 
need to somehow incorporate the theme of 75. It 
does not have to be necessarily about the 
anniversary of NFB. It could just be the number 
75, or perhaps the diamond anniversary, or 75 
steps to your destination, or even 75 balloons. 
Thinking of past entries, 75 aliens would work. 
Seriously, let your imagination take over. Write 
the piece you want, just remember to include the 
theme of 75; this is inspired by the 75 years of 
the great work that has been happening within, 
and because of the National Federation of the Blind.

Adult contests, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and 
stories for youth are open to all entrants eighteen and over.

The youth writing contest, poetry and fiction, 
are to promote Braille literacy and excellence in 
writing. The contest is divided into three 
groups, determined by grade level – elementary, middle, and high school.

Prizes for contest winners range up to $100 for 
adult categories, and up to $30 for youth.

All contest winners will be announced the first 
week in July, at the Writers’ Division business 
meeting during the NFB national convention, held 
in Orlando, Florida. In addition, a list of 
winners will appear on our website, 

All winners from both, the adult and youth 
contests will be considered for publication in 
our Division’s magazine, Slate & Style. But for 
sure, winners will appear within our yearly 
contest anthology, and sent out to all participants.

For additional contest details and submission 
guidelines, go to our website, <http://writers.nfb.org>http://writers.nfb.org

Respectfully yours,
Robert Leslie Newman
President, NFB Writers’ division

The National Federation of the Blind knows that 
blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future.
Every day we raise the expectations of blind 
people, because low expectations create obstacles 
between blind people and our dreams.
You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

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