|Anffas is a member of Inclusion Europe from Italy.
It is an organisation fighting for people with intellectual disabilities.
Anffas wants people to know about the Pontaggia Award.
The Pontaggia Award is an award in Italy.
It is given to people with disabilities who write short stories and poems.
All the people with disabilities who are interested can send their creations.
The best are chosen by a jury and are given the award.
With the aim of promoting and rewarding creativity, the Pontaggia Award is asking people with disabilities to submit their poems and short stories by 20 September, for a chance at the grand prize of 1500 euros, split between the winners of both the poem and short story sections.
This year’s theme is “We are able to imagine living many lives, but we should never give up on our own.” Celebrating its tenth edition, the competition was designed by the AIAS Bologna NGO in 2004, in the memory of Joseph Pontiggia, who passed away in June 2003, a writer and father of a child with disabilities.
Click here for more information about the submission procedure, and good luck!
Anffas is the Italian National Association of Families of People with Intellectual Disabilities. It is composed of parents, family and friends of people with disabilities who have worked together for over 50 years. Anffas is present throughout Italy, with over 168 local associations, 16 regional bodies and 45 autonomous bodies.
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