Build a Better Mousetrap


Have you or one of your coworkers recently built an innovative gadget or developed an improved way to do a job?

If so, now is the time to show off a project your municipality is proud of and enter it into the annual Build a Better Mousetrap Competition. Through this competition, Florida LTAP encourages local agencies in Florida to share their creative work with others through a friendly, competitive challenge that will award the top three winners based on cost and savings, benefits to the community and the environment, transferability, ingenuity, and effectiveness.

In 2021, Florida’s own Seminole County was the national winner of the Smart Transformation Award and received the overall Best of Innovation award for their ADA Ramp Inspections Tracker.

For the 2023 competition, we have simplified the process. You will only need to fill out a brief web form with your contact details, provide a quick write-up on why your entry should be selected, and provide a photo or a video of your entry.

From the entries, we will select three finalists. Those that place first to third in Florida will be announced in the Florida LTAP newsletter and on social media, along with other recognition.

The winning entry will be submitted into the National Mousetrap competition to compete for prizes and national recognition. Winners of the national competition will be announced at the annual LTAP/TTAP national conference this summer. All entries at the national level will be posted on the LTAP/TTAP program website and compiled into an electronic booklet.  For more information, please download the 2023 Build a Better Mousetrap National Competition Guidelines.

***Deadline Extended***

Applications Are Due By June 2, 2023

For more information about the national Build a Better Mousetrap competition, please click here.

Here are a few winning entries from the 2022 National Competition.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Florida LTAP at