2019 celebrated the first year of the Perito Prize with a wide selection of high-quality stories from writers of all ages, based all over the world. The Prize was created to get people thinking in different ways about inclusive environments, inclusion, diversity, accessibility, and inclusive design!
For some people this conjures up thoughts of wheelchairs, hearing aids, and guide dogs, but they see the simple concept that all people should be able to contribute, participate, engage and have access to the world we all live in. Issues with access to spaces, social exclusion, lack of opportunity, and different experiences can happen to anyone at any time – whether social, environmental, technological, physical, mobility impairment or injury, mental health, or less visible neuro-cognitive conditions.
They think there are so many great stories out there to celebrate the diverse world we live in. They want to hear them and share them so both their writers and readers start to try and think, analyze, and design for inclusive environments in absolutely every we do.
The Perito Prize will be awarded to the outstanding new short fiction of between 1000 and up to 2000 words.
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