Braille House is proud to announce that the Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition for 2019 is now open for entries from all Australian residents and the theme is FREEDOM.

Spread the word about this opportunity to pen a short story or poem and be in the running to win cash prizes in this year’s competition. Manuscripts must be an unpublished work, not on offer for publication before the announcement of awards and not have been recognised in any other competition. There are categories for all ages to enter.

Prize money is awarded in every category: $350 first prize per category and $150 second prize per category (judges decision is final).

The theme for 2019 is FREEDOM and entries close Friday August 30. Entries should be submitted in hard copy Braille, Simbraille or Duxbury-readable file.

This year, for the first time, there is a special “People’s Choice” award that will be open to anyone (even if you are sighted), all entries in this category will be published on the Braille House website and the audience will get to choose the winner.

To enter – visit