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Here’s the necessary Braille Challenge information and forms to get started. If you have questions regarding forms, deadlines or need additional information, contact Matthew Beckwith at mjbeckwith@brailleinstitute.org or Rachel Antoine at rantoine@brailleinstitute.org.

The Braille Challenge season takes place in two stages each year:

  • Stage 1: Braille Challenge Preliminaries where any and all students that read braille can participate.
  • Stage 2: Braille Challenge Finals where the top 50 in the United States and Canada compete.

Timeline for Regional Coordinators:

September
Regional Coordinator Conference Call

October
Submit Collateral Order form. This updates your contact info and is how you order customized permission forms and print/embossed save-the-date postcards.

November
Online contest order form available for Regionals.

January – March
Braille Challenge Preliminaries held. All contests must be completed within this window.

Summer
Braille Challenge Finals

For More Information

National Programs Coordinator

Email  braillechallenge@brailleinstitute.org

Phone  323-906-3113

Braille Challenge Resource List

Find all of the necessary Braille Challenge forms and information to get started.  If you would like additional information or have questions, email National Programs at braillechallenge@brailleinstitute.org, or call 323-210-2593.

Resource Documents

2021 Handbooks and Guidelines available here.

Resource Documents

Marketing Toolkit

Communicate and promote Braille Challenge consistent with branded materials available here.

Marketing Toolkit

Regional Contest Order Form

Order 2021 Regional Contests here.

Order Form

Sample Contests

Find practice contests here for all age groups.

Sample Contests

Scoring Videos

Watch scoring videos for rules on each of the three sections.

Scoring Videos

Important Covid-19 Update:

We are balancing the impact of this global pandemic with the critical need for our youth to continue learning. By offering in-person and virtual program options, we are providing you, our regional partners, a choice that allows you to deliver high-quality programming in formats which will best meet your specific needs.

Braille Challenge Regionals Modified Program Delivery

Each Braille Challenge Regional has unique needs. In the “Resource Documents” above you will find the 2021 Pandemic Supplemental Handbook. In this handbook, we have provided various options for program delivery to accommodate a wide range of needs. There are modified in-person options as well as virtual. For any in-person programming options, please adhere to the recommended CDC Safety Guidelines for attending events or gatherings.

We appreciate your patience in understanding that this a rapidly evolving situation, and we are doing our best to monitor the situation and make decisions based on facts and recommendations from state and federal officials. As things evolve, we will continue to communicate updates and necessary changes to you, our regional partners. If you have specific questions/concerns, please email us and we will respond as quickly as we can. Thank you for supporting this program.