I tripped across this contest and was considering entering but...I am Too Old. Darn.
They are giving away $25,000 to 12 people and, I quote, "You must be 18-29 years old, and a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia to participate." At the moment, there are only 745 entries -- with 12 winners, that puts chances to win at better than 1 in 75. It sounds like much better odds than winning the lottery. I am posting it here because there are three categories, one of which is 'community'. So if you are a young Citizen Planner and have a great idea that could benefit from an influx of cold, hard, cash, check out the contest: http://www.ideashappen.msn.com/Pitch/
And don't delay: the contest ends at 11: 59 p.m. PT on October 20, 2004.