Opportunity, the winning word in the Words in the Air contest20.03.2019
The Words in the Air contest jury, from Plena Inclusión Madrid and Fundación Repsol, decided that “opportunity” should be the winning word of an initiative that aims to encourage the use of words whose meanings drive us to build a better world.
From a total of 219 proposed words, the jury considered their meanings in relation to building a better world, as well as the definition and some examples presented by the participants. Among the participants, there was an impressive number of people with cognitive disabilities.
"Opportunity" was proposed by Sophie Álvarez Álvarez-Vieitez Pons, winner of the contest's award. The award consists of a hot air balloon adventure and a chance to see their name on postcards inspired by the winning word. Javier Zabala will illustrate the postcards and they'll be distributed for free from the 23 April in theatres, cinemas, libraries, and cultural centres in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, and Vitoria.
The contest's jury was made up of expert professionals in the fields of easy reading and education from Plena Inclusión Madrid. Also, a person with cognitive disabilities validating the easy reading of texts on behalf of Adapta services – Grupo Amás. Representatives of Fundación Repsol, Plena Inclusión Madrid, and linguists from FundéuBBVA were also part of the expert panel.
The received words will gradually be incorporated into the Diccionario Fácil of Plena Inclusión Madrid.