How to participate

The next international edition of the competition will take place from 31st March to 2nd April 2022 at Padova (Italy) – due to the covid pandemic, the initial date of the international jury meeting has been postponed from October 2021 to spring 2022-.

Anyone living in one of the 23 participating countries is free to participate. To do so, she/he sends her/his tactile illustrated book entry (original creation or adaptation of an existing book), accessible to visually impaired young people from 0 to 12 years old (all details in the Rules), to the T&T national partner which will organize the selection process. Each entry must be accompanied by a Registration form.

If there is no T&T national partner in your country, you unfortunately cannot participate, unless you can find an organization willing to become a new T&T partner!

The T&T national partner of the national selection process that receives the entries sets up a jury to select up to 5 best entries. The tactile illustrations, text, binding, colors and contrast, style, the reproducibility of the book, and finally the manageability of the format are examined (see our Tips).

This same selection occurs simultaneously in all 23 participating countries.

Deadline for sending the entries (in progress):

  • Belgium: 7th February 2022
  • Brazil: 31st  August 2021
  • Canada: 
  •  Colombia:
  • Croatia: 5th July 2021
  • Czech Republic: 5th March 2021
  • Estonia: 
  • Finland: 11th October 2021
  • France: 31st  August 2021
  • Germany: 15th  August 2021
  • India: 15th September 2021
  • Italy: March 2021
  • Iran:
  • Lithuania: 15th November 2021
  • Netherlands: 15th April 2021
  • Poland: 31st January 2022
  • Romania: 25th  February 2022
  • Russia:
  • Slovenia: 30th September 2021
  • South Korea:
  • Switzerland:
  • United Kingdom: 28th February 2022
  • United States of America: 4th  March 2022


The best entries from each country (maximum 5) are then sent to the international T&T jury which is composed of representatives from the 8 founding member countries. The T&T Jury meets, over two days, to decide which entries to award the 1st prize, 2nd prize, 3rd prize and the 8 “Judges’ Favorites” (one per judge)!

Poster announcing the 2021 T&T competition for France, designed by Les Doigts Qui Rêvent

(Poster announcing the 2021 T&T competition for France, designed by Les Doigts Qui Rêvent)