David, the President of the European Guide Dog Federation, would use the Holman Prize to establish a guide dog school in Kenya, with the hope of eventually setting up similar programs in other African countries.
Francis, a psychologist, would use the Holman Prize to create a guide dog program for his blind and low-vision community.
Seok Tin, an award-winning visual artist, writer and teacher, would use the Holman Prize to create a gallery for artists with disabilities.
Robert, a writer and tactile graphics expert, would use the Holman Prize to develop a tactile Model Lending Library of 3-D printed objects, intended to provide information that could not otherwise be conveyed through braille or speech.
Antyenette, who performs under the name Young Ant, is a hip-hop MC who would use the Holman Prize to create more music and share it with her fans around the world.
John would use the Holman Prize to provide funding (equipment, materials and a bus) for the arts and crafts program that he has pioneered at the Guyana Society for the Blind.
Ahmed and Mohammed would use the Holman Prize to develop an electronic braille computing device that blind users could access at a fraction of the price of other braille devices.
Jean would use the Holman Prize to travel North America, creating small paintings and sketches that she will turn into larger pieces when she returns home. Jean would also create a video blog of her journey, to give her audience more insight into her process and challenges.