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Essay Contest on Benefits of Audio Description in Education Open for Students Ages 7 through 21

The Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE), an essay contest for students who are blind or have low vision, is currently accepting entries. BADIE asks students ages seven to 21 to write about their experience with audio description. The contest provides “a great chance for students to engage with accessible learning materials, unleash their inner film critic, and compete for fun prizes.” The “grand prize winner” will also be invited to read their essay at the American Council of the Blind (ACB) National Conference and Convention in July 2024. Applicants can enter by watching an audio-described film and then writing an evaluation of the description, including comments on how it enriched or detracted from the experience. The deadline for contest entries is February 11, 2024. Winners will be notified by the end of March 2024. To find out additional information, read the ACB webpage announcing that the Essay Contest for Students Ages 7-21 (is) Now Open. For complete details and to submit an entry, visit the DCMP (Described and Captioned Media Program) listing for BADIE.