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Meet the Contest Winners

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The power of literacy at your fingertips! The CNIB Braille Creative Writing Contest celebrates braille literacy and encourages young people to flex their creative muscles while practicing their braille skills. Meet the winners of each contest category!

The 2023 Braille Creative Writing Contest winners

Group 1 Poetry (Grades K-2)
1st prize ($150) – Trextan Allinson from Kelowna, B.C.
2nd ($100) – Huda Al Hasan from Regina, Sask.
3rd prize ($50) – Ibrahim Mahamat Ali from London, Ont.

Group 1 Short Story/Essay (Grades K-2)
1st prize ($150) – Aiza Shah from Toronto, Ont.
2nd ($100) – Drake Duckarmie from Regina, Sask.
3rd prize ($50) – Ruby Gencarelli from Ottawa, Ont.

Group 2 Poetry (Grades 3-5)
1st prize ($250) – Fajer Zaben from Ottawa, Ont.
2nd ($150) – Insiyah Gandhi from Markham, Ont.
3rd prize ($100) – Gracian Ndagno from Ottawa, Ont.

Group 2 Short Story/Essay (Grades 3-5)
1st prize ($250) – Isaiah Gauthier from Martensville, Sask.
2nd ($150) – Yashas Bhat from Toronto, Ont.
3rd prize ($100) – Amelia Melville from St. Catharines, Ont.

Group 3 Poetry (Grades 6-8)
1st prize ($300) – Japji Thiara from Surrey, B.C.
2nd prize ($200) – Juliet Pinter from Toronto, Ont.
3rd prize ($150) – Alliya Menard from Barrie, Ont.

Group 3 Short Story/Essay (Grades 6-8)
1st prize ($300) – Habiba Hafez from Edmonton, Alta.
2nd prize ($200) – $200 Sofia Idone from Ottawa, Ont.
3rd prize ($150) – Janna Cheung from Toronto, Ont.

Group 4 Poetry (Grades 9-12)
1st prize ($400) – Alethea Moroney from Victoria, B.C.
2nd prize ($300) – Daniella Malemo from Gloucester, Ont.

Group 4 Short Story/Essay (Grades 9-12)
1st prize ($400) – Huseyn Eyyubov from Edmonton, Alta.
2nd prize ($300) – Brooklyn McInnis from Edmonton, Alta.
3rd prize ($200) – Matt Silvius from Sturgeon County, Alta.