From the MIT Alumni Association:
MIT students and community members, do you have a clever idea that combines MIT culture and the winter holidays? Submit a proposal before September 20 for an electronic holiday greeting to be selected by President Hockfield for her December 2010 greeting to the world and MIT community. Students, you may be eligible for class credit--ask your professors. And, there's money involved! The winner will walk away with $1000 cash; the runner up will receive $500!
About the Greeting
The 2010 holiday greeting will be electronic, like last year's. Typically this is implemented as a HTML email, which use embeds, scripting, and other common web technologies. It will be sent by MIT President Susan Hockfield and the Alumni Association to an audience of some 150,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends.
MIT students or other community members may participate. Contestants may work individually or in teams.
Cash prizes of $1,000 and $500 will be awarded to the winner and runner up, respectively. The winner will also receive credit, wide exposure, and the opportunity to have his or her work viewed and approved by President Hockfield.
For details about the contest, including criteria, deadlines, and how to enter, visit http://alum.mit.edu/holidaygreetingcontest.
Good luck to the contestants!