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Digital Art Competition and Exhibition for Artists Who are Visually Impaired and Blind

examples from the collection of braille badges include dog guides wearing holiday hats and several speech bubbles with phrases in braille and roman letters

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APH launched Braille Badges in November, 2016 and received a huge buzz. If you’re not familiar with Braille Badges, they are APH’s accessible set of Apple’s iOS iMessage® Stickers. These fun, expressive badges include themes related to visual impairment and are connected to holidays, special events, APH products, characters, and more.

APH is excited to announce a contest starting in September, 2017, and we need the help of all our imaginative artists from schools across the country! We’re looking for creative young people to help APH stock our Braille Badges archive. We will choose three winners from each level (Pre-K through Elementary; Middle School; and High School) and award first, second, and third place prizes based on originality and creative style. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2017.

First place winners will receive one of the following APH products: Nearby Explorer app, DRAFTSMAN, Web Chase, Interactive U.S. Map with Talking Tactile Pen, or Picture Maker and Game Kit together. Second and third place winners will receive a certificate and a $50 or $25 voucher good toward APH products. ALL contestants will have their submissions considered for transformation into a digital sticker and added to the Braille Badges set for download!

So get creative, get busy, and later this year, iMessage users everywhere may be sending messages with YOUR sticker!

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