Big Little Idea Contest

How would you better Brighton with $750?



The Big Little Idea contest is a city-sponsored contest that will award $750 each to four citizens, nonprofits or teams, to create and implement ideas that will make Brighton a better place to live, work, play and learn. Brighton residents are encouraged to show their love for Brighton through their ideas for fun things to do in Brighton or that create “love notes” around the community. Members of the Brighton community are encouraged to “think outside the box.”

Big Little Idea contest 2018 timeline:

• Feb. 1– Contest opens to the public 

• April 1 – Application deadline

• April 9 – Judging week

• April 17 – Winners announced

• May 1 – Winners recognized at City of Brighton City Council Meeting

• December 18 – Completion of project due date


The four winners will be chosen by a judging panel consisting of city council members and appointed city staff. Winners will be selected based on the criteria for originality, connection to the community, and creativity.

Please read our Contest Rules and Details before submitting your Big Little Idea to our online Contest Entry Form. Paper entry forms are available at Brighton City Hall's reception desk. 

Get inspired!

Inspiration for the contest comes from the book, ‘For the Love of Cities’, by Peter Kageyama. Read about it here to begin your inspired idea.  Or learn more about the contest and past winners.


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