The search is on for entries in the Hunter Innovation Festival's Smart Ideas competition

Call for entries: Hunter Innovation Festival organiser Christina Gerakiteys.

Call for entries: Hunter Innovation Festival organiser Christina Gerakiteys.

Entries are open for the Smart Ideas competition, in its third edition and a part of the Hunter Innovation Festival in May. 

Festival organiser Christina Gerakiteys said the smart idea could relate to business, community, the arts, sport of leisure but must identify a target market, solve a problem and be ready to transition to execution. 

 Written entries must be 500 words or less, with an illustration or photographs.

Video entries must be no longer than 3 minutes. 

The top three ideas will be asked to pitch a 180-second presentation at the Hunter Innovation Festival Smart Ideas breakfast launch on Tuesday May 23.

The winner receives $1000 cash and mentoring to the value of $1000. 

Email entries to online.media@theherald.com.au with Smart Ideas Competition in the subject line.

Entries can also be delivered  to the Herald  at 28 Honeysuckle Drive. 

Entries close at 5pm on May 10.