Iowa Build a Better Mousetrap Entry Form

Submit your Iowa BABM entry below. The competition is open to employees of any city or county agency.

We are currently accepting submissions for 2024. Entries are due by Friday, May 10, 2024.

Enter the Competition
    Categories described above.
  • Provide specific details on the issues you faced and why it needed to be addressed.
  • Provide details on how you developed, built, and implemented your solution to meet your objective(s). Address the originality of the solution and why you selected this solution.
  • Include design sketch, drawing, and materials list as applicable here or in the file upload section below.
  • Add supporting data such as salary time, cost of materials, equipment used, etc.
  • Include a discussion of data or evidence to support the outcome and/or the revised level of effort upon implementation to complete the job or process. Has this been shared? With whom? Results?
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, docx, jpeg, png, jpg, Max. file size: 10 MB, Max. files: 10.
      Two photographs (minimum) are required. Limited to 10 MB.
      Don't forget to include the FHWA release PDF here, if applicable.
    • Please keep in mind that photographs are required to be included; a Spotlight Video is encouraged (and gets you more points), but not mandatory.
      Include links to your videos here.