Audio Description Project Announces 2017 BADIE Award Winners

WASHINGTON — The American Council of the Blind is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 BADIE Awards (* the Benefits of Audio Description In Education), a “Listening Is Learning” initiative of ACB’s Audio Description Project and the Described and Captioned Media Program.  
 
The winners of this year’s honors (all young people who are blind) are listed below.
 
Grand Prize Winner: Abby Moreno – Lowell High School, San Francisco, Calif.
 
Senior Category (ages 16 to 21):
 
First Place – Breck Morrissey, Flower Mound High School, Highland Village, Tex.
Second Place – Khadiujah Person, Nansemond River High School, Suffolk, Va.
 
Junior Category (ages 11 to 15):
 
First Place – Abby Moreno, Lowell High School, San Francisco, Calif.
Second Place – Schelbie DeHaai, South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Miller, S.D.
Third Place – John Holstein, West Virginia School for the Blind, Romney, W.Va.
 
Sophomore Category (ages 7 to 10):
 
First Place – Audrey Mattingley, West Virginia School for the Blind, Romney, W.Va.
Second Place – Fernando Moran-Padilla, Santa Rita Elementary School, Salina, Calif.
Third Place – Townsend Stemple, West Virginia School for the Blind, Romney, W.Va.
 
The BADIE program asked young people who are blind or have low vision to submit short reviews of any described movie. 
 
Additional information about ACB’s Audio Description Project is available at www.acb.org/adp. More information about the Described and Captioned Media Program may be found at www.dcmp.org