Holman Prizewinners Ahmet Ustunel, Ojok Simon and Penny Melville-Brown stand together on Ocean Beach.


Every year, the Holman Prize funds the projects of three ambitious blind people from around the world.

The 2017 prizewinners each received up to $25,000 to fund their projects. Applications are now open for 2018, so it’s time to pitch us your idea!   Learn more

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The 2017 Winners

Ahmet Ustunel Portrait
Ahmet Ustunel, USA
2017 Holman Prizewinner
Penny Melville-Brown, UK
2017 Holman Prizewinner
Ojok Simon, Uganda
2017 Holman Prizewinner

Meet the 2017 Finalists