Presented for demonstrated innovation that goes beyond the norm. Whether it’s enabling a co-op or credit union structure enhancement, or applying of one (or more) of the co-operative principles in an embroidered way, or delivering products or services that meet members’ needs where previous approaches were lacking.
Submissions should focus on the innovation/enhanced structure/principle/service or product (what it was/is, how it responded to a need and what the need was) and include details on what challenges there were in introducing it and how the challenges were overcome. Let the committee know how the co-op/credit union/individual’s contributions have benefited the members, community, staff, etc. and exactly how and where the enhancements and innovations were made.