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The groundbreaking short story competition, the Perito Prize is now open for entries and boasts not only a generous prize of £500 for the winner, but also the opportunity of
The groundbreaking short story competition, the Perito Prize is now open for entries and boasts not only a generous prize of £500 for the winner, but also the opportunity of the winner, and runners up, to appear in print in the 2020 Perito Prize Anthology, published in time for Christmas 2020.
Now in its second year, the competition invites international short story entries of between 1,000 and 2,000 words, on the themes of inclusive environments, inclusion and accessibility – concepts which touch upon the lives of every single person whether due to disability, discrimination, inaccessibility, social exclusion and more.
Entries will be judged on the originality of ideas, voicing what accessibility, inclusivity and inclusive design means to the entrant, whether written or audio (a mini audio book). It must be of the entrant’s own creation and not published previously. The deadline for entries is midnight on October 1st 2020. This year’s judges include Dr Caroline Casey: an award-winning activist, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a TED speaker, and founder of the Valuable 500; Gavin Neate a socially aware entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Neatebox, and former Guide Dogs UK mobility instructor; and 2019 Perito Prize winner, and author of Leg User, Abby Crawford.
All profits from the sales of the Anthology are presented to the charity chosen for that year. In 2019 Changing Places (campaigning for fully accessible WCs) was selected whilst in 2020 all profits from the Anthology will be donated to an innovative youth centre organisation called Onside which creates modern, inclusive and accessible youth centres called ‘Youth Zones’. =