SALB Launches Tactile Book Competition

'Create a Tactile Illustrated Book' COMPETITION


Or have you previously created ‘touch & feel’ reading books for blind and visually impaired children?


1 - Create a Tactile Illustrated Book (an original creation or an adaptation of an existing book) with braille and large print, for visually impaired young people from 0 - 12 years old

2 - Call Pasha Alden for the entry registration forms as well as details on how to submit your entry on 046 622 7226, or email: [email protected]


Entries to reach us no later than Friday 18th of June for the initial South African selection process.

The South African Library for the Blind (SALB) will submit the 5 best SA entries to the international T&T jury which meets over two days in October 2021, to decide on 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize and the 8 “Judges’ Favourites” (one per judge)!

This exciting tactile book competition is open to educators, parents, caregivers, and art students or anybody who has previously, or would like to, create reading material for blind and visually impaired children.

South African Library for the Blind (SALB), as the SA member country organisation for Typhlo and Tactus, is proudly hosting the South African leg of this prestigious competition. Winning SA entries will go on to be judged at the international finals later this year.

The purpose of the competition is to facilitate the use of tactile illustrations to provide an enriched and inclusive reading experience which is thought provoking and fun for blind and visually impaired children while ensuring cultural and curriculum relevant material.

Please contact Pasha Alden on Tel: 046 6227226,

Email: [email protected] or Pumla Mahanjana on [email protected] for more details.