APH Press Release

Call For Entries: “APH InSights 2011”

Twentieth Anniversary of Annual Juried Art Competition and Exhibition for Artists Who Are Visually Impaired or Blind

LOUISVILLE, KY (January 12, 2011) – The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, invites visually impaired and blind artists of all ages to submit artwork to “APH InSights 2011.” This is the twentieth anniversary of the competition, which is open to everyone from preschool children to senior citizens and professional artists, as well as hobbyists and school art classes. Entries can cover a wide range of subjects in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. The deadlines for entry are: March 21, 2011, for preschool through high school students and April 1, 2011, for adults.

Winners of the annual international art competition will be showcased in a free exhibition during the organization’s annual meeting of Ex Officio Trustees in October. The competition reflects APH’s mission to "promote the independence of blind persons" by encouraging individuals to create original art. For more information about APH Insights 2011 and how to enter, please call (502) 899-2357 or email Roberta Williams rwilliams@aph.org; printable forms may be found on the website beginning in mid-February (www.aph.org).

About APH:

The American Printing House for the Blind, a 501©(3) non-profit organization, is the world’s largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States. Under the 1879 federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students in the U.S. who are working at less than college level.

APH manufactures textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and digital formats. APH also manufactures hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products. APH’s fully-accessible website (www.aph.org) features information about APH products and services, online ordering of products, and free information on a wide variety of blindness-related topics. One popular feature of the site is the Louis Database, a free tool to help locate accessible books available from organizations across the U.S. APH products can be ordered through Louis.

The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, call (502) 895-2405 or log on to www.aph.org.

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