Have you ever driven through Brighton and thought, “wouldn’t it be cool if Brighton did… (insert cool idea)?” Or how about, “if the city would let me, I would do… (insert another cool idea)?” We know our residents have amazing ideas about how to make Brighton a better community to live in and that’s why we want you to help implement those ideas through the City of Brighton’s Big Little Idea contest.
This year, the Big Little Idea contest will award $750 each to four residents, nonprofit organizations or teams, to create and implement ideas to make Brighton a better place to live, work, play and learn. Brighton residents are encouraged to show their love for Brighton through their ideas and seeing them through. In past years, the contest generated a variety of impressive ideas and action from the community.
Winners were selected based on the criteria for originality, connection to the community and creativity. The winners were chosen by a judging panel consisting of two city council members, Brighton Youth Commissioner, and appointed staff.
A few of our past Big Little Idea contest winners include:
Lisa Garbett, painted three traffic signal boxes;
Kathy Sholders, coordinated Friends of Barr Lake field trips;
Boys & Girls Club, built a greenhouse to learn gardening and share the produce with those in need; and
Ed Hawkins, Main Street Creatives and Art Academy, created the downtown elephant mural on Bridge Street.
With 2018 bringing the fourth year of the Big Little Idea contest, the possibilities are endless with what the community will create! If you’re based in Brighton, tell us your Big Little Idea today, or pick up an entry form at the Brighton City Hall Front Desk. Ideas are due by April 1.