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Braille art competition

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To coincide with World Braille Day 2020, VICTA is excited to launch its first Braille art competition.

The tactile system of Braille is really something to be celebrated, making reading and writing accessible to those of us with vision impairments and really opening up the world! To show our huge appreciation on World Braille Day, VICTA has decided to extend the celebrations and discover just what else can be achieved using this incredible alphabet. 

And so, we challenge you to push the boundaries of your creativity and use the Braille system to produce a piece of art. There are two categories in which you can enter and we have prizes up for grabs for the winners, we can’t wait to discover what you create!

VICTA

Image shows the Braille formation of the word VICTA written out using VICTA pin badges

Category 1 – Braille your name!

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Age: 0 to 10 years

Closing date: 31 January 2020

How to enter: 

We’d like you to explore your pre and early Braille skills! Present a creative way of displaying your name in Braille using different objects. These could be anything from balls to apples to Lego bricks, just use your imagination. Once you have completed your creation, ask an adult to photograph it and email your entry to activities@victa.org.uk. Please send your photo high resolution as a jpeg format.

The prize:

  • 1st place will receive a £50 Amazon voucher
  • 2nd place will receive a £25 Amazon voucher
  • Chosen finalists will be displayed in a booklet and our online gallery

Terms and conditions:

  • This category is open to children who are registered or are registrable blind or partially sighted aged between 0 and 10 years on 31 January 2020
  • Entrants must be residents of the United Kingdom
  • The entries will be judged by a combination of VICTA Young Ambassadors, VICTA staff and VICTA Trustees. The judges decision will be final
  • By entering the competition you agree to you/your child’s name and competition entry being used on the VICTA website, social media and a booklet of the finished entries
  • The competition closes at 5pm on 31 January 2020

Category 2 – Braille in pictures!

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Age: 11 to 29 years

Closing date: 31 January 2020

How to enter: 

We’d like you to find a way to use Braille to create a picture! Can you challenge yourself to use the raised dot formations of the Braille alphabet in an imaginative way and arrange them to create art? If you have Braille embosser at home or school you can post us in the finished artwork. If you don’t have access, send us in the instructions and we can emboss it for you. 

Once you have completed your creation, either email the instructions to activities@victa.org.uk or post the finished artwork to:
VICTA, Braille Art Competition, 5 Douglas House, 32-34 Simpson Road, Fenny Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK1 1BA

The prize:

  • 1st place will receive a £50 Amazon voucher
  • 2nd place will receive a £25 Amazon voucher
  • Chosen finalists will be displayed in a booklet and our online gallery

Terms and conditions:

  • This category is open to children and young adults who are registered or are registrable blind or partially sighted aged between 11 and 29 years on 31 January 2020
  • Entrants must be residents of the United Kingdom
  • The entries will be judged by a combination of VICTA Young Ambassadors, VICTA staff and VICTA Trustees. The judges decision will be final
  • By entering the competition you agree to you/your child’s name and competition entry being used on the VICTA website, social media and a booklet of the finished entries
  • The competition closes at 5pm on 31 January 2020

Braille inspiration

Not sure how to get started? We found some great ideas and tips on the Paths to Literacy website:

pathstoliteracy.org/strategies/just-fun-braille-designs

You will find lots of visual suggestions on Pinterest: pinterest.co.uk/pathstoliteracy/braille-designs

Why not take inspiration from visually impaired artists? Clarke Reynolds incorporates Braille into many of his artworks, visit his twitter page at @3dpointlism.

 

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Image shows the a picture of a tree created using Braille, printed on an embosser

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