Braille Readers Are Leaders 2012-2013 Adult Team of the Year Award
This award is given to the team that demonstrates the best combination of the following: number of pages read, team spirit, and incorporation of readers at all levels. A team may consist of as many as five and as few as two participants. Teams may demonstrate team spirit in any of the following ways: keeping a blog to encourage each other; creating a Facebook group in which members discuss their progress; creating a Twitter account for the team through which the team announces its progress; announcing team progress at NFB chapter meetings (this must be confirmed by the president of the chapter); holding a "read-a-thon"; or any other creative means. The team that wins the Braille Readers Are Leaders Team of the Year Award will receive a plaque for display and will become the spokespeople for the Braille Readers Are Leaders competition of 2013-2014. Contestants who wish to compete for this award must provide the following information by January 18, 2013:
- The regular contest entry form.
- The Team of the Year Award entry form (below). Please only submit ONE FORM PER TEAM.
- One essay describing in detail what the team did to show team spirit and how being on a team positively affected the competitive experience of all members of the team. This essay should be no longer than two single-spaced, typed pages and should be submitted by e-mail to BrailleReadersAreLeaders@nfb.org, fax (410-659-5129), or by mail (Braille Readers Are Leaders, 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore,Maryland 21230).
- Documentation is required for announcements of team progress at chapter meetings and for any other displays that cannot be tracked electronically throughout the contest. Documentation consists of a signed note from a third party who witnessed the event.