Francis, a psychologist, would use the Holman Prize to create a guide dog program for his blind and low-vision community.
Maria, a dance instructor originally from Colombia, would use the Holman Prize to launch a dance academy designed specifically for the visually-impaired community.
Luanne, a seasoned long-distance runner, would use the Holman Prize to educate rural visually-impaired communities around the world – including countries like Scotland, China and New Zealand – about the joys, and logistics, of guided running.
Seok Tin, an award-winning visual artist, writer and teacher, would use the Holman Prize to create a gallery for artists with disabilities.
Sharmese, a longtime advocate for the blind and low-vision community, would use the Holman Prize to design an accessible party bus to transport her and her peers to indoor skydiving, horseback riding, skiing trips and more.
Andrew would use the Holman Prize to travel throughout the UK producing nature documentaries to facilitate the blind and low-vision community’s connection to the great outdoors, all in character, using an alter ego named “Bryan.”