The live and public nature of Twitter has inspired people around the world to create objects and installations that are powered by Tweets. A Tweet can make something move, light up or even fly. And it happens in real time. You can make something amazing happen by sending a single Tweet – and that’s what we want you to do.
Today, we are launching a nationwide design competition called #PoweredByTweets: The Challenge, open to anyone across the UK. We want you to come up with an idea that either solves a problem using Twitter or creates something beautiful using Twitter data.
The Challenge will run for two months, after which a judging panel of industry leaders across arts, technology and media will pick first, second and third place winners in each category. Representations of winning ideas will be built by the Pixie Labs team (@pixielabs), and featured during the London Design Festival (@l_d_f) in September. And the winners will receive our ad inventory to promote their idea on Twitter.
So if you’ve ever wanted to create a robot that will dance to Tweeted song requests, or light up Buckingham Palace with Tweets, this competition is perfect for you.