LG Challenge

Now in its tenth year, the competition sees the best and brightest local government officers compete in a series of real-life challenges around the country.

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Now in its tenth year, LG Challenge seeks out the best and brightest local government officers to compete in a series of real-life challenges at secret locations around the country. 

Master problem solvers who are passionate about delivering the best for the residents they serve, LG Challengers will come up with innovative solutions to the challenges faced by local government from creating new tourist destinations to saving millions in adult social care. With a Bruce Lockhart scholarship worth up to £10,000 for the winner, you’ll have an opportunity to make a real and long lasting impact in your area, as well as giving your CV a substantial edge.

Over a 6-month period in early 2019, 10 contestants will tackle five tough real life challenges in councils across the country, spanning front line, financial, creative and leadership challenges. They will develop and hone their people and political management skills, their business acumen and their presentation style and gain valuable media experience. Those who make the final four will be set a final challenge at the 2019 Annual Conference in Bournemouth.

There are two routes for contestants to apply this year

Chief Executive Nomination
We are asking chief executives and management teams to put forward their rising stars to apply for the 2019 competition – details below

If you think you have what it takes to be one our contestants then seek your chief executives support and please apply below

We are asking applicants to complete the following

  • 2 minute to camera presentation on something that you are passionate about. This can be filmed on a phone or tablet
  • Tell us in no more than 250 words what you hope to get out of being a LG Challenge contestant
  • Tell us in more than 250 words how you meet one of the competencies listed

Apply now! 

Join the conversation at @LGChallenge and #upfortheLGChallenge 

Email LGChallenge@local.gov.uk if you have any questions.