For the first time ever, the Edinburgh Festivals will be inviting the public to share ideas on how to make the festivals an even more amazing experience for everyone involved, by asking performers, audiences and organisers to take part in the Ideas Challenge, particularly to raise ideas for how to make the festivals greener, innovative ways to make more out of queues & crowds and new helpful apps and websites.
While we’ve created ways for technologists and universities and the festivals themselves to get involved in this innovation programme, we have always wanted to involved everyone else who makes the festival city as magical as it is.
So whether you’re an audience member, a performer, a producer, press/media, a business owner or an organiser please do log onto the site and submit your ideas.
Oh and there are prizes – 25 £100 prize packs for the most popular ideas as voted by the public and then another 5 prizes of either an iPad or a £500 festival package for the top 5 ideas as chosen by a special panel of judges which include BillWill Gompertz (BBC Arts Editor) Lyn Gardner (Theatre Critic, The Guardian), Richard Wiseman, (Psychologist and best-selling author), Faith Liddell (Director, Festivals Edinburgh), Andrew Coulton, (Administrative Director, Edinburgh International Book Festival).
The Challenge runs from now until October 31, 2011 with prize-winners announced in November.
So there is plenty of time to browse, submit, discuss, rate and get involved!