The Challenge scorecards are intended to be used to assess the community’s organization’s sustainable practices as well as a resource for gathering new ideas. Once registered, participating organizations may update their scorecards at any time, with the goal of increasing their scores throughout the challenge year. The 2016 Mayor's Neighborhood Challenge will take place from March 15, 2016 through June 15, 2016. Simply register and access each of the three scorecards. Once you have created an account and started completing a scorecard, you will have the opportunity to update regularly throughout the Challenge until midnight on June 15, 2016. The Mayor's Neighborhood Challenge Award Ceremony will take place at the Orange County Community Conference on July 9, 2016.
Whether you choose to compete in Green, Healthy, or Involved categories, the maximum score for each challenge is 118 points: 100 points for the basic challenge, and 18 possible additional points based on innovation, referring another neighborhoods who takes the challenge (does not have to be the same challenge category as your neighborhood), or extra credit for submitting photos with captions that can be used in the Challenge social media campaign. Each scorecard has four recognition levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum). Any neighborhood is eligible for Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum awards at the following point levels: