Google is all about contests these days -- the latest is called the Google Highly Open Participation Contest, and is open to people over the age of 13 who have not yet started university. There are many tasks to be completed, ranging from creating logos to creating screencasts of a "Hello, World" application.
Prizes are broken down as follows:
- At least one submitted task: T-Shirt
- Every three submitted tasks: $100 (capped at $500)
- Grand prize winner: All expenses paid trip to Google's Mountain View headquarters
The grand prize winner will be determined by a panel of judges after the contest closes on February 3rd. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get involved in the open source community -- with money on the line, it will be interesting to see how fast these tasks gets done.