Blind Citizens Australia Announces New Horizons Song Competition Winner!

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA), the national peak body for people who are blind or vision impaired, is pleased to announce the winner of a competition to create a new theme song for the organisation’s national radio program, New Horizons.

Steve Richardson, from Underwood QLD, has written the winning song entitled “Who We Want To Be”.

“We wanted to create a song which was written, recorded and produced entirely by people who are blind or vision impaired so that we could foster a sense of empowerment among our members,” BCA president Emma Bennison said. “The new song sums up the importance of BCA to people who are blind or vision impaired and who face daily challenges in order to fulfil their dreams, goals and aspirations.”

“It’s wonderful to see the enthusiasm demonstrated by people who are blind or vision impaired in embracing this idea,” said BCA CEO Leah van Poppel. “Projects like this bring our community together to demonstrate their talents to each other and our broader society.”

The song will be recorded and produced at Sparrowsound Studios, a facility owned and operated by Steve Sparrow, who is blind and who is an acclaimed singer and songwriter in his own right.

BCA aims to have the song featured as the new theme for its national weekly radio program, “New Horizons”, by March 2016. “New Horizons” can be heard through the RPH radio network and on selected community radio stations throughout Australia. It is also available on Blind Citizens Australia’s website at, and can be downloaded via podcast feed.

Media contact:
Leah van Poppel, Blind Citizens Australia CEO
Mobile: 0430 210 980