LG Challenge 2020

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


All LGA events have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We wish to assure you that the health and safety of all our participants, colleagues and their families is our highest priority. We are working with our challenge hosts to re-schedule the challenges. Please follow us on twitter for further updates.

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 six month period in early 2020, 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 2020 Annual Conference in Harrogate.

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