The Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) essay contest asks students to write about their experience with audio description.
The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are now accepting entries for BADIE, or the Benefits of Audio Description in Education, an essay contest for young people (ages 7 to 21) who are blind or have low vision. It’s a great chance for students to engage with accessible learning materials, unleash their inner film critic, and compete for fun prizes.
How Students Can Enter:
2. Watch any audio-described film (there are more than 6,000 educational titles to choose from!).
3. Write an evaluation of the film’s audio description, commenting on the ways the audio description enhanced or detracted from your experience.
4. Visit http://badiecontest.org to submit your entry. There you’ll also find guidelines and prize details, tips on writing a good review, and information about how audio description is created.
Sophomore – ages 7–10
Junior – ages 11–15
Senior – ages 16–21
Alternate Assessment – students with non-traditional matriculation records
Deadline and Prizes:
- The deadline for contest entries is February 11, 2024.
- Winners will be notified by the end of March 2024.
- There will be first, second, and third place winners in each category, as well as a grand prize winner who will be awarded an iPad mini and invited to read his/her essay at the American Council of the Blind's National Conference and Convention in July 2024.
- Teachers of first-place winners also receive prizes.
Go to http://badiecontest.org for complete details and to submit your entry!