Each year, IACA encourages member jurisdictions who believe they have developed innovation through the implementation of a new or improved product or service to share their innovation. A select panel of experts carefully reviewed each submission and assigned a score in the areas of Effectiveness, Originality, Significance and Transferability, and Lessons Learned. Thank you to all of the jurisdictions that participated. The following member jurisdictions, listed in alphabetical order, were judged highest overall:

2016 Merit Award Winners

Personal Property Securities Register: Data integrity & tailored communication – Australia

Restaurant & Accommodation Industry Sector Bundle – Nova Scotia

Colorado’s Approach to Online Certificates


Prior Merit Award Winners


The 2014 Merit Award Winners and their winning innovations are listed below (alphabetically):

• AUSTRALIA-2014 – Co-design Personal Property Securities Register

• COLORADO-2014 – Service Centre Model

• CONNECTICUT 2014 – Online Business Start Up Tool

• JERSEY-2014 – Security Interest Register

• NEW ZEALAND-2014 – Australasian Mobile App

• VERMONT-2014 – Transition to Paperless