IDUG (the International DB2 Users Group) is sponsoring a worldwide contest initiative called The XML challenge – Search for the xml superstar. This contest aims to recognize developers (students or professionals) that create XML solutions, in one of the following categories: Video, Gadget, Query, PortableApp and XML Contest.
They are offering thousands of dollars in prizes, including Wiis, Zunes, iPods, Conference passes, Notebooks, GPS, etc…
If you live in US, you can submit your Video and Gadget entries until December 16th and 17th, respectively. The XML programming contest has also started and submissions will be accepted till January 31st.
For other countries, keep checking the website xmlchallenge.com for updates on your local contest.