Winners from the 2019 Braille Creative Writing Contest Kelsey, Zara and Zachary pose for a photo with Karen Brophey. They are holding their awards

2020 Braille Creative Writing Contest

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The 2020 Braille Creative Writing Contest is now accepting entries!

Since 1997, the CNIB Foundation has organized a Canada-wide Braille Creative Writing Contest for children and youth. This important competition celebrates braille literacy and encourages young people to flex their creative muscles while practicing their braille skills. Beginning this year, CNIB will be accepting entries submitted by email as well as hard-copy braille.

Show off your creative writing talents for a chance to win cash prizes! 

The contest is open to primary and secondary students (grades K-12) who are blind or partially sighted and live in Canada. Plus, a few lucky winners will be invited to Toronto to accept their prize in person at the Connecting the Dots Conference! 

Write a short story, essay, or poem on any topic (in English or French) and submit it by May 31, 2020. Entries must be in braille and accompanied by a signed entry form.

Enter Today!

Contest Rules and Prize Info

Contest Entry Form


Volunteer With Us!

We are looking for a volunteer judge for the 2020 contest. Email for details.

Volunteer Judge Role Description - Braille Creative Writing Contest 



Learn more about some of the 2019 winners

Literacy at your fingertips – Meet Ali

Braille is my way of communicating – Meet Mélodie

The CNIB Because Braille Podcast also interviewed three of last year's winners. Take a listen (English only):