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2018 Prizewinners

Red Szell

Red Szell

2018 Holman Prizewinner

Blind Adventurer Successfully Completes Extreme Triathlon

Watch Red’s documentary “Shared Vision” with audio description.

From London, U.K., Red used the Holman Prize to train for an extreme triathlon, which included a 10-mile off-road tandem bike ride, an ocean swim and a 200-foot climb up one of Scotland’s most dramatic oceanic rock formations, Am Buachaille. He successfully completed his triathlon on June 22, 2019.

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Announcing the 2018 Holman Prizewinners
Meet Red Szell, braving Scotland’s most extreme triathlon with the Holman Prize
Red Szell reflects on how the Holman Prize got him to the top of the rock
Triple Sea Stack Success for Blind Climber Red Széll – UK Climbing
Red Szell: Hampstead blind mountaineer who climbed a crag off Scotland’s coast after ‘an extreme triathlon’ – Ham&High


Red Szell Wins Holman Prize – RNIB Connect Radio
Higher With Red Szell – Reid My Mind
Talking Vision: Red Szell
Red Szell conquers Am Buachaille – RNIB Connect Radio

Stacy Cervenka poses with her family

Stacy Cervenka, USA

2018 Prizewinner

Stacy, who works in the disability employment field, would use the Holman Prize to launch an accessible travel forum similar to Yelp or TripAdvisor, geared specifically towards blind users.

Stacy is a 2018 Prizewinner! Read her story on the LightHouse blog.


Twitter: @StaceyCervenka


Meet Conchita Hernández, teaching blindness across the border with the Holman Prize


Holman Prize Winner Wants Change – RNIB Connect Radio
2018 Holman Prize: Blind Empowerment in Mexico – Reid My Mind

Portrait of Conchita Hernandez

Conchita Hernandez, USA

Conchita, who is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Special Education and teaches in DC public schools, would use the Holman Prize to create a conference in her native Mexico for professionals in the blindness field, and blind people of all ages.

Conchita is a 2018 Prizewinner! Read her story on the LightHouse blog.