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September 2, 2022

Simply Open Awards

Recognising and sharing practical solutions across the disability community

Have you created or adapted an existing solution that has helped reduce barriers or exclusion around you? If so, you could win part of £25,000 and a paid opportunity to present your solution in Vienna 2023.

The Simply Open Awards require individuals to submit a 2 minute video showcasing a solution (no matter how simple it is) they have created that improves daily personal experiences, enhances independence, capability, or joy for themselves or for somebody who has a disability or access barrier.‍

There are 5 awarding categories and 35 cash prizes (including wildcards and NGO/Not for profit prizes) totalling £25,000.

At least 30 finalists from the Simply Open Awards will have their solutions submitted into the Global Discovery Awards for a chance to win a trip to Zero Project Conference in Vienna 2023, where you could find yourself presenting your solution to Accessibility Leaders from around the world.

Are You Eligible For The Awards?

The Simply Open Awards is open to anyone with great practical solutions who have/are:

  • A disability or other specific access needs;
  • A carer, friend, colleague, teacher or family member who supports someone with a disability or access needs;
  • And you must be from one of the following countries:
    • United Kingdom / Ireland
    • United States / Canada
    • Australia / New Zealand

Applications close 2nd September 2022.