2022 Braille Challenge

Braille Challenge Logo

Congratulations to our Braille Challenge Finalists!

We are excited to announce that we have two finalists competing in the Braille Challenge Finals! Nathan Deeds is a finalist in the Varsity category and Khanh Tran in the Apprentice category. They have been invited to compete at the National Finals on June 24 and 25 at the University of Southern California. For the official announcement, please visit https://brailleinstitute.org/braille-challenge/finalists.
More than 800 children in Grades 1 – 12 competed in preliminary events throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. earlier this year. However only the top 10 scoring students from each of five competitive categories are invited to Los Angeles for the final round, which consists of two days of competition, camaraderie and fun. For additional information, please visit www.braillechallenge.org or www.brailleinstitute.org.Congratulations to both Nathan and Khanh!

2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge

Saturday, February 26, 2022
Congratulations to all of our 2022 participants in this year’s Braille Challenge!

2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge Award Winners

  • Rookie Group
    • 1st Place: Niyati P.
    • 2nd Place: Quinten G.
  • Apprentice Group
    • 1st Place:  Khanh T.
    • 2nd Place: Gage S.
  • Freshman Group
    • 1st Place:  Jordyn R.
    • 2nd Place: Lane T.
  • Sophomore Group
    • 1st Place: Jordan J.                         
  • Junior Varsity Group
    • 1st Place:  Jalyn D.
    • 2nd Place: Tayler S.
    • 3rd Place: Kayla B.
  • Varsity Group
    • 1st Place: Nathan D.
    • 2nd Place:  Samantha C.

Braille Challenge T-Shirts

The online store is open again until Sunday, April 3, 2022.

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Front of the t-shirt says in print: The Magic of Braille, with a graphic of a cauldron with books piled on top surrounded by stars.

Each student participating will receive a free Braille Challenge T-shirt. T-shirts for family members and others will be sold by the Friends of the Library.

To help us celebrate the 2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge and Braille literacy, we are pleased to work with local, small business The Side Garage this year for the Braille Challenge t-shirt.  The theme for 2022 is The Magic of Braille.

All shirts are crew neck and short sleeved.  Shirts are heather black with gold lettering.  The front of the t-shirt says in print: The Magic of Braille, with a graphic of a cauldron with books piled on top surrounded by stars.  The back of the t-shirt says, The Magic of Braille, in Braille.  All sizing is unisex and all shirts are $20.00.  The t-shirts will be mailed directly to you.

Participants of the Braille Challenge were provided with a t-shirt that have been  generously donated by the Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will benefit the Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and future Braille Challenges.

Feel the Magic of Braille and order a t-shirt today!