Nominations are now open for the iNetwork Innovation Awards 2021

Nominate now!

After eight successful years the Annual iNetwork Innovation Awards are back and we are excited to open nominations into five categories. Nominations will remain open until Friday 21st January 2022 after which all nominations will go to a public vote on Monday 7th February. All shortlisted individuals will then be invited to the Awards Dinner & Ceremony on Thursday 19th May. Take a look at the full awards process.

What we are looking for?

This year we are looking for any initiative/project/service that you believe showcases innovation within local public services. Your nomination should demonstrate how working differently in a creative way can positively result in better outcomes through innovation and your nomination will be judged on the replicability and scalability of the project.

If you would like to view some examples of previous nominations then please take a look at the previous Innovation Awards Brochures.

Innovation Awards Brochure 2020

Innovation Awards Brochure 2019

The Award Categories

The categories that we are inviting you to nominate into are:

  • Transforming and Innovating Public Services
  • Connected Procurement and Commissioning
  • Effective Information Sharing and Security
  • iStandUK (data standards)
  • Partner Excellence

All qualifying nominations into the above categories will be given the option to also submit into the COVID-19 Response & Recovery Recognition Award. This award recognises the response and recovery to the unprecedented challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. More information can be found on the awards categories page

How to nominate

You can nominate through our online submission form link. We have deliberately kept this form simple. Head over to our awards page to find out more information about the awards timeline, categories and to submit your nomination.

If you have any questions about the Innovation Awards please don’t hesitate to get in touch at