Crowdsourcing happens when a task usually assigned to one is opened up for a large group to solve or complete. An example of this would be A Million Penguins, the first-ever novel written online by thousands of people worldwide.
Thanks to my work with Assignment Zero's innovative online journalism project last year, I will forever be fascinated by crowdsourcing. Jeff Howe, one of the WIRED editors I worked with, has wrapped up his book, Crowdsourcing; fittingly, his publishers are crowdsourcing the book's cover:
Random House and Creative Review invite designers, creatives, and doodlers alike to submit their own designs for the book jacket. You can vote on your favourites, and the winning design will be printed on the UK edition of Crowdsourcing and win £500.
Find out more, including how to enter.
The above image is one of the contest entries.
Feel free to pass this info along. If you decide to submit an entry, drop a comment here so we can check it out and vote for yours.