Nominations open for 2019 Holman Prize for Blind Ambition
Date: February 12, 2019
LightHouse for the Blind has announced that its annual prize for ambitious blind people, the Holman Prize, is now open for nominations.
The Holman Prize provides financial backing to the tune of 25 000 US Dollars for three blind individuals pursuing a project of their own design over the course of a year. These proposals may involve travel, community organizing, athletics, creative arts and more.
Since the prize was launched in 2017, LightHouse for the Blind has funded six winners with diverse projects that span from African beekeeping and blind world travel resources to physical feats like kayaking and extreme triathlons.
The process begins with a challenge: blind applicants must submit a first-round pitch in the form of a 90-second YouTube video. It’s not as daunting as it might sound — more information about the application process can be found on the Holman Prize website.
Link to video about 2018 prize winners