A while ago I posted on the Mars Project Challenge, an effort in contest form to have Mars Society members come up with ideas to take the Society to the next level. They are
looking for a bold and inspiring project in the $10M range.
As I mentioned in the earlier post, that's a good range for something Mars and prize-related ... if they can get the money (or a reasonable fraction of it). Anyway, the deadline is almost here; the deadline is May 25, which happens to be the day Phoenix arrives on Mars.
This isn't the only contest the Mars Society is holding. There's also the University Rover Challenge:
College Teams Prepare for Mars Face-Off at University Rover Challenge - 9 teams have signed up. The contest will happen soon - June 5-7. Raytheon is sponsoring the contest.