When the applications for ICAA’s Innovators Awards and Green Award are received, the judges consider these features:
Is the program/initiative/plan different than what is currently being done in the field? Or, does it take a standard procedure and add an interesting new angle?
Did the program/initiative/plan expand into a comprehensive approach that engaged an entire organization or community?
Does the program/initiative/plan break new ground, achieve a stretch goal or represent a paradigm shift?
Are there specific actions, numbers or other measures that demonstrate success?
Did the application contain information that is so unique or powerful that the judges respond with great appreciation?