Contest Age Groups

  • Apprentice—1st and 2nd grades
  • Freshman—3rd and 4th grades
  • Sophomore—5th and 6th grades
  • Junior Varsity—7th, 8th and 9th grades
  • Varsity—10th, 11th and 12th grades

Taking A Contest That Is Below A Student’s Grade Level

Only students who take the preliminary contest in contracted braille that corresponds to their age-appropriate academic grade level will be eligible to be invited to the Finals. However, to encourage full inclusion and maximum participation in the preliminary round, a student may take any level of contest. Also, the Apprentice preliminary contest is offered in uncontracted braille and also can be taken by students of any age.


Download the 2020 Braille Challenge Sample Contests by Contest Age Groups

Instructions: You can download individual files below. The green “Download all” button for each Contest Age Group will download a .zip file containing all the sample contest files for that contest age group and year.

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Apprentice

TitleDownload
Apprentice - Proofreading - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Proofreading - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Proofreading - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Proofreading - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Proofreading - Answers Explained - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Proofreading - Uncontracted - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Proofreading - Uncontracted - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Proofreading - Uncontracted - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Proofreading - Uncontracted - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Proofreading - Uncontracted - Answers Explained - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Con-Unc - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Con-Unc - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Passage 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Passage 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Passage 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Passage 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Passage 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Passage 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Uncontracted - Passage 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Uncontracted - Passage 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Uncontracted - Passage 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - RC - Uncontracted - Passage 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Spelling - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Spelling - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Spelling - Uncontracted - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Spelling - Uncontracted - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Spelling - Uncontracted - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Spelling - Words and Sentences - 2020 Prelims Download
Apprentice - Spelling - Words and Sentences - 2020 Prelims Download
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Sophomore

TitleDownload
BC2020_Prelim_Soph_C&G-tg Download
Sophomore - C&G - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - C&G - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - C&G - No 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - C&G - No 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - C&G - No 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - C&G - No 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - C&G - No 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - Proofreading - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - Proofreading - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - Proofreading - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - Proofreading - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - Proofreading - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - Proofreading - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - Proofreading - Answers Explained - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - RC - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - RC - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - RC - Answer Key - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - RC - Passage 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - RC - Passage 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - RC - Passage 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - RC - Passage 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - RC - Passage 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - RC - Passage 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - S&A - Passage 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - S&A - Passage 1 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - S&A - Passage 1 - Prelim Revised Download
Sophomore - S&A - Passage 1 - Prelim Revised Download
Sophomore - S&A - Passage 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - S&A - Passage 2 - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - S&A - Recording - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - S&A - Scoring - 2020 Prelims Download
Sophomore - Speed and Accuracy - Passage 1 and 2 - 2020 Download
Speed & Accuracy Sample Contest - Sophomore Download