The Edinburgh Festivals Ideas Challenge is an exciting new way for the public to suggest ideas for how to make the Edinburgh Festivals even more amazing.
No one knows the festivals better than the people who make Edinburgh the world’s festival city. So if you are an audience member, a local, a tourist, a performer, an organizer, etc., you're invited to share your ideas.
On this site, you can vote and comment on the ideas you like the best and suggest your own. The 25 idea suggestions with the most public votes will win a prize pack worth £100. In addition to that, a panel of judges will select their 5 favourite ideas, with those winners getting either an iPad 2 or a 2012 festival package of tickets and two nights' accommodation (package value: £500).
The Ideas Challenge will run from August 12 to October 31, 2011. By participating in the challenge, you agree that others may use or develop the ideas you suggest, in order to help make them happen.
The Edinburgh Festivals Ideas Challenge will be the biggest-ever public conversation about ways to make the world’s festival city that little bit more amazing. And you’re invited.
The Challenge is an Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab project, is powered by ChallengePost and is supported by the INTERREG IVB North-West Europe Programme.
£5,000 in prizes
Top 5 Ideas - as voted by judges
Winners can choose between an iPad 2 or 2 nights' accommodation & 2012 festival tickets (worth £500).
Top 25 Ideas - as voted by public
Winners can choose between 2012 festival tickets or specially curated set of books & DVDs from festival performers (worth £100).
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
Chief Executive, City of Edinburgh Council
Administrative Director, Edinburgh International Book Festival & Chair of the cross-festival Innovation and Environment groups
Director of Festivals Edinburgh
Guardian theatre critic and Edinburgh Festival super fan
Arts Editor, BBC
BBC journalist, commentator and technology critic/hero
Psychologist, best-selling author and Guest Director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2011
Quality of the Idea
Includes elements like clarity, creativity and originality.
Feasibility of Implementation
How feasible it is to develop the suggested idea and make it happen.
Potential positive impact on the world’s festival city — its audiences, residents, performers and organisers.