The VICTA/CNIB Braille Writing Competition is now open!

The VICTA & CNIB Creative Writing Competition is open for submissions!

  • Closing date: Friday 31 May 2024
  • Who: 5 to 17 years old

Since 1997, the CNIB has organised a Canada-wide Braille Creative Writing Contest for children and young people. This important competition celebrates braille literacy and encourages young people to flex their creative muscles while practicing their braille skills. Put the power of literacy at your fingertips! Write a short story, essay, or poem on any topic or re-purpose something you’ve written for school this year.

Entry criteria

We can accept original stories, essays or poems written in:

  • Contracted or uncontracted braille – use the braille you know!
  • Perkins or computer (6-key entry)
  • Computer braille is accepted – please contact [email protected] so that we can confirm the best format for you to send it in

Who can enter

  • The contest is open to children and young people aged between 5-17 years old who are registered or are registrable as blind or partially sighted
  • Entrants must be permanent residents of the UK
  • The online entry form must be completed by a parent/carer
  • By completing the online entry form, you agree to your child’s entry as well as your child’s name and age being used by VICTA, including being displayed on the VICTA website and on our social media channels

Find out more about the competition and enter now!