should be well written, with correct spelling, etc.
No books untranslatable in
It should be possible to translate
the book into other languages (eg no alphabet books, no poetise, no
must be reproducible (eg. they should not contain items which cannot be
or made in quantity).
books and topic
should not be entered in this competition
format for the
illustrations is acceptable, including cut and paste, thermoform,
etc. etc. But the size maximum shall be 30 cm (11,81 inches)
x 21 cm (8,26
have been successfully tried out by visually-impaired children in their
of origin and have been approved by these children and by specialists.
2015 the T & T
competition is open to countries which have an agreement with Les
Rêvent, organizer of the competition.
country can send only 5 entries. Each national
T&T contact will
organise a national selection excluding all entries that do not follow
3. Visually impaired children shall participate at each national
shall send their entry at the date fixed by their national T&T
: Sandrine Pironet ; Œuvre Nationale des Aveugles
1rst, 2015 for entries to be in
Canada : Emmanuel Blaevoet ; Tactile Vision Graphics ; email@example.com
Colombia : Viviana
Diaz ; KulturVision ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Croatia : Javorka
Milković ; email@example.com
: Terezie Kochova
; Stredisco Pane Rece
Denmark : Bendt
Nygaard Jensen ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Estonia : Sülvi
Sarapuu, Mtü Kakora ; email@example.com
France : Philippe
Claudet ; Les Doigts Qui Rêvent ; firstname.lastname@example.org
India : Namita
Jacob ; Chetana Charitable Trust ; email@example.com
: Pietro Vecchiarelli ;
Federazione Pro Ciechi ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahshid Dowlat ;
Children Book Council ; email@example.com
Lithuania : Audronne
Gendviliene ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Anneke Blok ; Visio ; email@example.com
: Eli Frisvold ; Eli.Frisvold@nlb.no
Peru : Denis
Povis ; Oyos Sin Barreras ; firstname.lastname@example.org
: Bob Marek ; Hungry
Fingers ; email@example.com
: Roxana Cziker ; firstname.lastname@example.org
: Radmila Ter-Grigoryants ; email@example.com
: Tomaz Wraber ; firstname.lastname@example.org
: Lynette Rudman ; I Read
with my hands ; email@example.com
: Keun Hae Youk ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Switzerland : Isabelle
Mathis; Centre Pédagogique pour
Handicapés de la Vue; email@example.com
: Irmeli Holstein ; Celia
Library ; firstname.lastname@example.org
: Alex Britton ; ClearVision
: Roberta Williams ; American
Printing House f the Blind ; email@example.com
Only the countries having signed an agreement with Les Doigts Qui
arrange a pre-selection where any entries not fulfilling the above
will be eliminated. A panel of blind and partially-sighted children in
may also eliminate some entries.
A European jury, composed by the Typhlo & Tactus members and
(France, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Rep,
Kingdom), will meet in Cannero Riviera (Hollman Foundation) November
& 14, 2015. It will choose a winning book from the books
preselected in the
participating countries. The organizing country can propose visually
people to help the jury but they will not vote.
composition: one country is represented by only one member who will be
judge for her/his country fir efficiency. Any other person of this country
will neither advise
nor judge. Any other person will be accepted in the jury room (except
Pietro Vecchiarelli and Philippe Claudet).
Kraemer, the jury president is in charge of the proper conduct of the
competition. She has the power to break any deadlock preventing the
running of the competition. In case of ex aequo, the president will by
mean, have to find a solution. Jury’s vice president Philippe
Claudet (Founder and coordinator
for the Typhlo & Tactus
Pietro Vecchiarelli and the translator(s) assists the president in her
acts as counselor. They don’t vote.
members are required to be present from the first hour of the first day
jury’s work and to remain until the president adjourns the
jury meeting. Judges
will vote by successive eliminations. The highest amount of voice
the book winner.
members will choose 1st, 2nd
and 3rd prize and each will also choose his/her
so called, one
“Favorite” among all the entries. The 1rst Prize
can be not awarded.
The Chair of the judges will announce the results the last day, and
will give a
certificate to the country or countries’ representatives. A
trophy and a cheque
(amount up to the organizing country) will be awarded to the author(s)
Within one month the Chair will send a detailed breakdown of the
results to all
the members of the jury.
Within a month of the announcement of the results, all entries will be
returned to each national T&T contact. Only the 1st prize will be kept in the
T&T archives, in the International Museum of Tactile
Illustrated Books, in Dijon (France). A poster showing
many of the entries will be sent to everyone who entered the
competition. Entries awarded will be exhibited on the T&T
Each author can’t enter more than five book. Each entry must
be accompanied by
a completed entry
form and the complete text in its original language on paper
or on a disk (Word or txt.) along with a translation into French or
the original is in neither of these languages.
Books can only be entered in one Typhlo & Tactus competition.
The Typhlo & Tactus group reserves the right to amend or add to
any of the
above rules, and to cancel or postpone the competition. The Typhlo
group organises this competition on a non-profit-making basis and
held responsible for any aspect of it. In particular, the group is not
responsible for any expenses incurred by participants, which will not
refunded under any circumstances.
As entry in the competition is free the Typhlo & Tactus group
right, at their discretion, to disqualify people from entering.
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of all the above
The organisation takes no responsibility for any damage to the entries
the competition or in transit.
your entry carefully to ensure its safe arrival. Send your entry, to
the closing date, accompanied by:
the text in Word or txt or CD, along with a translation into French or
if it is not already in one of these languages.
completed application form giving the
address for the return of the book
written permission of the publisher if your entry is a tactile version
Good luck and thank you
for taking part!
Central contact :
Les Doigts Qui Rêvent, 11bis rue de Novalles, BP93, F-TALANT