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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!

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.

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.

CNIB Because Braille Podcast. An illustration of a braille book outlined in thick, black brushstrokes. Text: CNIB Because Braille Podcast.Still toying with submitting a story or poem? Let some of our 2019 contest winners motivate you!  

On the CNIB Because Braille Podcast, Kelsey, Zachary and Zara discuss their award-winning stories and their experiences with braille.

Take a listen! 

Meet Kelsey

Meet Zachary

Meet Zara


For contest rules and entry form, visit