San Francisco, CA: The Holman Prize for Blind Ambition is awarded annually to three blind individuals who wish to push limits and change perceptions about blindness around the world.
It is named for James Holman, a nineteenth-century blind explorer, who was the first person to circumnavigate the globe. This
The ideal candidate is someone who is willing to probe their environment and eager to
Previous winners have included an extreme triathlete who will attempt an ascent of Am Buachaille in Scotland, a beekeeper from Uganda, a blind baker and chef, and an educator who is bringing blindness education to families of blind kids in Mexico.
The Prize begins with a challenge: blind applicants must submit a first-round pitch, in the form of a 90-second YouTube video. Later, a select group of semifinalists will submit in-depth written proposals, and an even smaller group of finalists will be selected by a group of exclusively blind professionals from around the world. Applications are open until February 28, and we invite any and all blind people around the world to apply.