The Braille Challenge season takes place in two stages each year.
- Stage 1 – Braille Challenge Preliminaries where all students who read braille can participate in regional events from January through mid-March.
- Stage 2 – Braille Challenge Finals where the top 50 regional participants in the United States and Canada compete in the final rounds in June.
Learn more here.
Contest Age Groups
- Apprentice: 1-2 Grades
- Freshman: 3-4 Grades
- Sophomore: 5-6 Grades
- Junior Varsity: 7-9 Grades
- Varsity: 10-12 Grades
Participate in a Regional Braille Challenge
We strongly encourage all students to participate in a Braille Challenge Regional event nearest them to fully enjoy the camaraderie, fun, competition, and celebration of the Braille Challenge. Find a Regional event here.
Teacher Proctored Contests
If you are unable to attend a regional event for any reason, you can still participate and be considered for Finals by having a Teacher Proctored Contest. Talk to your teacher and learn more here.
The Braille Challenge is designed to encourage students to practice their braille literacy skills. To hone your skills and prepare for the contest, see sample contests here.
Teacher of the Year
Do you have an amazing teacher? You can recognize your teacher by nominating them for the Teacher of the Year Award! For more information and to nominate your teacher, learn more here.