About the competition

There are over 17 million people with cerebral palsy and over 1 billion people who live with some form of a disability.

Yet the world is still not designed to be accessible. Product designers and the technology industry often overlook the unique needs of people with a disability.

So this campaign is about taking these matters into our own hands.

This year we’re inviting individuals and organisations from the cerebral palsy community to enter ideas for a new product or service that could change lives.

There will be up to two winners - one individual and one organisation - both receiving $5,000 USD prize. PLUS, they will be part of a team of entreprenuers, designers and developers to help bring the ideas to life.

Individual Prize

Be part of a designa-thon to bring the idea to life
+ Receive $5,000 USD

Organisation Prize*

Be part of a designa-thon to bring the idea to life
+ Receive a $5,000 USD donation to support your organisation's vital work.

*Open to not-for-profit organisations who provide services, research or advocacy to people with cerebral palsy or to the disability community

How does it work?

1.

Add your idea
by 11.59PM local time,
6 October 2023
(World CP Day)
Submissions open 1 August. 

2.

Vote for your favourite idea. 

Voting opens 6 October and ends on 13 October 2023

3.

Judges review a shortlist of ideas
(the ones voted by you!)


4.

Winners are announced
in a LIVE online event on 20 October.

RSVP here.

5.

The winners will receive $5,000USD
and will be part of a designa-thon to bring the idea to life!

For more information, read our TERMS & CONDITIONS

About World
Cerebral Palsy Day

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World Cerebral Palsy Day was created by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance over 10 years ago and now brings together people living with cerebral palsy, their families, supporters and organisations across more than 75 countries. All with the aim to ensure a future in which children and adults with cerebral palsy have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society.