Wondering who the winners were in the CNIB Library's annual Braille Creative Writing Contest?
Wonder no more! The winners were announced in September and you can find the full list plus all of the winning stories and poems on the contest website.
Kids from all across Canada enter this contest each year to show off their braille and creative writing skills and compete for cash prizes! Thanks to funding provided by the Canadian Braille Literacy Foundation, each year we're also able to invite a few of the lucky winners to visit Toronto, to accept their prizes in person.
Four of the Braille Creative Writing Contest winners will be reading their award winning entries and accepting their certificates and prize cheques on October 22, in front of a live audience at the CNIB Conference in Toronto. Last year we had winners from Newfoundland, Ontario and Alberta. This year we're looking forward to meeting:
- Gabrielle from Fall River, Nova Scotia
- Keisha from Lower Nicola, British Columbia
- Genevieve from Orleans, Ontario
- Robert from Toronto, Ontario
At the Conference these talented writers and their families will have a chance to meet Canadian author Jean Little who is a keynote speaker at the Conference, as well as one of our contest judges, Lena Coakley. Lena's first novel, a young adult high fantasy called 'Witchlanders' was published this fall! Terry Kelly will also be at the Conference and is looking forward to meeting the winners. In addition to being a famous singer, song-writer and performer, Terry is also the Chair of the Canadian Braille Literacy Foundation, the organization that sponsors this contest.
Everyone at CNIB Library is super proud of all the kids who sent in braille stories and poems this year and so are their parents and teachers. We know you will be too, once you read the winning entries!