2022 BADIE Contest
BENEFITS OF AUDIO DESCRIPTION IN EDUCATION
CONTEST -- "BADIE"
Young People Who Are Blind Write Reviews of Film and Video
Lights, Camera, Description!
The American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project (ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are once again co-sponsoring an essay contest for blind and visually impaired young people (ages 7 to 21). 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
- Visit the free DCMP library at https://dcmp.org.
- Watch any audio-described film (there are more than 6,000 educational titles to choose from!).
- Write an evaluation of the film, commenting on the ways audio description enhanced or detracted from your experience.
- Visit https://dcmp.org/learn/657 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
Prizes and Deadlines
- 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 2023.
- Teachers of first-place winners also receive prizes.
- The deadline for contest entries is March 31, 2023.
- Winners will be notified by April 30, 2023.