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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.