Stephen Fry Picks Top Tweet at Hay Book Festival

The award for the most beautiful tweet has been given to Marc Mackenzie, during the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts.

The Hay Festival ran a competition to find the best tweet on its Twitter page, inviting entries from Twitter users around the world.

Marc Mackenzie's tweet went: " I believe we can build a better world! Of course, it'll take a whole lot of rock, water & dirt. Also, not sure where to put it." The winner was selected technophile comedian, Stephen Fry.

MacKenzie, a 41-year-old medical physicist from Canada, submitted more than 30 tweets in the contest.

The regulators said the winning tweet could be either eloquent, impassioned, emotive or a pun.

Mackenzie's Twitter stream has gone from a mere 150 followers to over 1,000 followers on news of the prize.

Stephen Fry, who honoured the winner in Wales, has over 1.5 million followers for his Twitter account.