The 2020 Braille Challenge® Reading, Writing & Spelling Contest
Utah Regional: Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: DSBVI; 250 North 1950 West; SLC
Sponsored by Utah Foundation for the Blind (UFB)
REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration forms due January 31, 2020
THE BRAILLE CHALLENGE SEASON BEGINS IN DECEMBER!
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Contestants will take the Preliminary Contest in Utah at our Regional event on March 6, 20120 at the Division Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI) in Salt Lake (located at 250 North 1950 West). Students grades 1-12 can compete in the preliminary round with others in our state. This fun day will include activities, information about braille, entertainment, snacks, lunch, t-shirts and awards. All participants will be rewarded for their participation and achievements.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
The 2020 Braille Challenge Season will begin December 2020
Registration form due-January 31, 2020
Preliminary Contest: March 13, 2020
Notification of Contest Results: May 2020
The 2020 Braille Challenge National Finals will happen in June at USC
WHAT IS BRAILLE CHALLENGE?
The Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or visually impaired. Braille Institute developed the Braille Challenge to motivate students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success. Any blind or visually impaired student in grades 1 – 12 who can read and write braille is eligible to participate in the Braille Challenge. All Contestants are divided into five categories and tested on fundamental braille skills such as reading comprehension, spelling, speed and accuracy, proofreading, and charts and graphs. Contests are proctored by volunteer Teachers of the Visually Impaired and scored locally by volunteer transcribers, based on national guidelines. All students can compete in the preliminary Braille Challenge events, which are held from January through the end of March throughout the United States and Canada, but only the top 50 students (10 in each category) with the highest scores are invited to Los Angeles for the final round – two days of competition, camaraderie and fun!