In this category judges are looking for chief executives who have displayed outstanding leadership, innovation, determination and commitment to their authorities and their communities. They will be interested in examples of challenges that chief executives have tackled and surmounted over and above the day-to-day problems of the job. The size or type of authority is immaterial. What is important are the achievements of the individual. Chief executives are welcome to enter themselves but we also urge council leaders and other members of the senior management team or Cabinet to enter on their behalf.