Pioneer Institute’s Better Government Competition, founded in 1991, is an annual citizens’ idea contest that seeks out and rewards the most innovative public policy proposals. The Competition grand prize winner receives $10,000; four runners-up receive $1,000 each, and other proposals receive special recognition. Watch videos from past awards galas and download winning entries by clicking the links below.


Read our 2018 contest guidelines.

Competition winners over the years are listed below.