Big Little Idea Contest

How would you better Brighton with $500?

The Big Little Idea contest is a city-sponsored contest that will award $500 each to six 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 2017 timeline
• Jan. 9– Contest opens to the public 
• April 1 – Application deadline
• April 10 – Judging week
• April 14 – Winners announced
• May 2 – Winners recognized at City of Brighton City Council Meeting
• December 16 – Completion of project due date

The six 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!

Find inspiration from the 2015 and 2016 Big Little Idea Winners!

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