Big Little Idea Contest
Eligibility & Rules
- Six individuals, not-for-profits, or teams, are eligible to win $500 each to implement their Big Little Idea.
- The contest is open to Brighton residents of all ages living within the city limits.
- Children under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the submission form.
- For-Profit businesses are not eligible to participate.
- City of Brighton employees are not eligible to participate.
- Applications must be completed and submitted to the city no later than April 1, 2017.
- Ideas must be implemented within the city limits of Brighton.
- Application proposals must include an overview of the Idea, a timeline for completion, and an estimated budget.
- If an idea has a design element, contestants need to submit a sketch of their design with their application to be approved by the City of Brighton's Public Information Office.
- The idea must be completed by December 16, 2017.
- If the idea is not implemented by December 16, the money must be returned to the City of Brighton by December 21, 2017.
- Contestants who do not use all of the $500 prize money to complete their projects must return the remaining money to the City of Brighton by December 21, 2017.
- Prize money must be used for materials, supplies, fabrication and services related to completing the project where a receipt may be submitted. Money cannot be used for project member services.
- Contestants will be allowed to add their own money and/or donations to their projects after they spend the awarded $500.
- A final accounting for all funds used in the project must be submitted at time of completion. This should include copies of receipts. Please shop Brighton!
- To be eligible, contestants must sign a general “Terms & Conditions” agreement including a release of liability, a declaration that no copyrighted materials will be used, a parent or adult legal guardian release if applicable, and a promotional agreement.
The winners will be chosen by a judging panel consisting of City Council Members and appointed members. Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
a. OriginalityTo ensure equal representation throughout the community, winners may be determined by Ward boundaries.
b. Connection to the community
January 9 – Contest opens to the public
April 1 – Submission form deadline
April 10 – Judging week
April 14 – Winners announced
May 2 – Winners will be recognized at City Council meeting
December 16 – Completion of project due