Simply Open Awards 2023


Simply Open Awards 2023 - Recognizing and sharing practical, simple life hacks across the disability community.

Do you have a life hack that has helped you overcome some of the barriers or exclusion you face? Would you like to help other people do the same? If so, join many others in the disability community to share your ideas and learn from others, and you could win up to £1,500.

What are the Simply Open Awards?

We have created an awards programme to bring attention to the solutions that disabled people, and the people in their lives, hack and use.

To apply, you need to record and send up to a 5-minute video that shows a hack you use to make life with a disability better. It doesn’t matter how large or small your solution is: if you know it makes a difference, we want you to tell us about it.

Are you eligible to apply for awards?

Please apply if:

  1. You have a disability or specific access needs; OR
  2. You are a carer, friend, colleague, teacher, or family member of someone with disability or access needs

And you live in either:

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Ireland
  3. United States
  4. Canada
  5. Australia
  6. New Zealand

Timeline for this year's awards

  1. 18th May 2023 - Applications open
  2. 2nd September 2023 - Applications close
  3. 18th September 2023 - Judging starts
  4. 1st December 2023 - Simply Open Award Winners announced
  5. January 2024 - Global Discovery Award Winners Announced
  6. February 2024 - Zero Project Conference

Click Here for more information on the Simply Open Awards

Click Here to Apply Now

Watch Debbie's solution on A lifting magnet to lift objects as an example. Debbie was one of our last year's winners in 2022