I'm passing on a note I just got from the Knight Foundation.
"Just a quick email to let you know that the deadline for applications to the Knight News Challenge and its $5 million is at the end of Tuesday (Eastern Time) tomorrow. This contest is for anyone worldwide with ideas for using digital technology to inform a geographic community. Please spread the word if you can. Applying only requires 20 minutes to explain the essence of the idea. For more information or to apply people should go to http://www.newschallenge.org.
The News Challenge is a five-year campaign to underwrite the best brainstorming in digital journalism. Here's a piece I wrote a couple of years ago.