Writing Contest 2020 – Federation of the Blind Writers’ Division

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The National Federation of the Blind Writers’ Division announces its annual youth and adult writing contests! Below you will find our guidelines. Please distribute them to your state conventions and beyond.

After reading through the guidelines, should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me, Shelley Alongi at Queenofbells@outlook.com.



The annual youth and adult writing contests sponsored by the NFB Writers’ Division will open January 1st and close April 30th for all aspiring writers whether blind, sighted or visually impaired.

Adult contest categories are: short Fiction, nonfiction including personal essay and memoir, and poetry.

Youth contest categories are: Short fiction and poetry. The youth contest is divided into three groups, determined by grade level – elementary, 1st through 4th grade, middle, 5th through 8th grade, and high school 9th through 12th grade.

As always, in both adult and youth contests, there…

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