Welcome to the home page for iNetwork’s Eighth Annual Innovation Awards. The 2021 iNetwork Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate, learn, and share innovation across the local public sector, and its partner organisations. 


Since 2014, the iNetwork Awards have successfully cast a light on projects and teams that have delivered transformation and excellence in public service delivery. By highlighting outstanding projects across the sector,  the Innovation Awards represent the perfect opportunity to come together and celebrate the brilliance and dedication of public servants, and their partners, as they strive to deliver more effective, and better value services for their communities.

Key Dates

The Innovation Awards nominations will open in September 2020. All nominations will be entered into the public vote and then the judging process. All shortlisted finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony in May 2022.

If you have worked on, or know of, any project, service or initiative that promotes innovation in local public services, then have a read of the awards timeline process and categories and submit your nominations before the closing date.

Take a look at some of the past nominations and view all the nominations submitted into the iNetwork Innovations Awards, to see examples of some fantastic projects from across the sector.

View the Awards Brochure 2020.

View the Awards Brochure 2019.

View the Awards Brochure 2018.

Top Tips from iNetwork Director Shelley Heckman


If you are thinking about nominating a project for the Innovation Awards 2021, then you should watch the video where Shelley Heckman, Director at iNetwork discusses the criteria that the judges are looking for and offers hints and tips to submitting the best nomination.