Today is the launch of our 50th anniversary essay competition on the future design of accessible homes and neighbourhoods. After 50 years of pioneering accessible homes and communities Habinteg is seeking the next generation of minds to innovate the world of access and inclusion, backed by the technical expertise of their specialist team, the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE).
The winning entry will benefit from a £2,500 cash prize with £500 on offer for the runner up. The winner will also have the opportunity to take up a week-long placement with the Centre for Accessible Environments.
The Habinteg 2020 Prize competition is open to both people with a lived experience of disability and those with an academic interest in the topic. Disabled people are particularly encouraged to enter, as well as students of subjects such as disability studies, architecture, occupational therapy or inclusive design.
The competition has now opened formally and entries must be submitted by Monday 27 April 2020. The winning entry will be announced at a celebration reception in the Palace of Westminster in June 2020.
So if you want to help make a difference to the future of accessible design and have your great ideas recognised by a panel of industry experts, this is for you. To find out more about the competition or enter, visit: https://www.habinteg.org.uk/prize