SuperIdea Award

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This one's for those who think outside the box. The SuperIdea Award will go to a breathtakingly clever solution to an age-old cultural, social, economic or environmental problem in the community. Big or small, this idea will have shifted people’s thinking away from the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality to a new paradigm.


For the SuperIdea Award, you must demonstrate of the following:

  • Innovation and creativity. You can demonstrate the groundbreaking nature of your solution, and how you’ve used innovative ways to solve a longstanding problem.
  • Community relevance and engagement. You can prove how the idea aligns with your community’s specific needs and wants, and/or have involved your community in the creation or implementation of the idea.
  • Scalability and replicability. You can show that the idea has potential to be used or adapted by others (e.g. councils or communities), emphasising its versatility and the broader impact it could have.
  • Sustainability and longevity. You can provide evidence of the idea's enduring, long-term value, ensuring it can continue to benefit the community over time.

Let's spotlight those brilliant ideas that promise to reshape our communities for the better!


  1. In 2,500 words or less, submissions for the Super Idea Award should include a comprehensive description of the idea and the problem it is seeking to solve, its development process, and implementation strategy.
  2. Up to four pieces of supporting evidence such as community testimonials, expert endorsements, and quantitative results will significantly strengthen the nomination. These should be in either .pdf, .png or .jpeg format.


  • To be eligible to enter, the applicant must be a current LGNZ member organisation at both time of application and at the awards ceremony.
  • Applicants, their current employer or employer at time of application through to the completion of the Awards process may not have been prosecuted, fined, or have charges or fines pending, for a violation of any environmental, social, or commercial law in Australia, New Zealand or overseas in the past three years.