Mona is working on postdoctoral research in computational chemistry. With the Holman Prize, she would film a documentary series called Planes, Trains and Canes, where she would navigate and access the public transportation systems of five cities around the world.
Deniz, Yunus, Utku and Mina are from Turkey. With the Holman Prize, they would take the Trans-Siberian Express from Moscow to Beijing and create a documentary about it to inspire blind children to travel independently.
Susan is a stand up comedian. She would use the Holman Prize to travel and share comedy with blind and sighted people.
Trevor loves science and the outdoors. With the Holman Prize, he would travel and teach blind people to identify birds by sound and explore other natural soundscapes.
The NeZaMi Ensemble of Vladimir, Dilyara, Minullin and Chagin play fifteen instruments between them. With the Holman Prize, they would travel to Israel to perform with a troupe of Deafblind theater actors.
Peggy is a musician. She would use the Holman Prize to explore the music scene in various cities across the world, evaluate accessibly of the locations, and log the experience on social media.
Matthew plays the accordion. With the Holman Prize, he would create Blind Guy Travels, an immersive 3D audio podcast that allows listeners to experience different locations worldwide through sound.
Jason is the first and only blind person to run across the United States, a journey of 3,063 miles. With the Holman Prize, he would travel the world to speak to children in schools about following their dreams regardless of disability.
Sally loves traveling and water sports. With the Holman Prize, she would volunteer with different community organizations in Southeast Asia, to learn how the blind populations are served in those countries. She would take this knowledge back home to help diverse communities in Australia.
Stephanie is a newlywed whose wedding received media coverage when she requested her guests wear blindfolds during the vows. With the Holman Prize, Stephanie would film the pilot for a sensory travel show, that explores destinations non-visually through the senses of sound, smell, touch and taste. She would then shop this pilot to television executives with hopes for a series pickup.