Context : AlternativesToCompanies (at least for creating software, design)


A general competition. Offer a prize for the best or first or fastest example of something. (And by the way you keep some rights to it.)


  • the prize money
  • the fame


Get a group together for the challenge of creating something quickly. Maybe goes back to TheGreatEggRace or beyond. For example a team of 6 people is challanged to build a machine to transport and egg, or map an island, or play the flute or piece of weblog software in a limited time with limited resources.


  • acclaim
  • group spirit (Meatball:BarnRaising)
  • maybe prize money if sponsored