It's time for a new contest, and I'm one of the judges.
"As you undoubtedly know by now, the release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is scheduled for the week of November 7. That's just three months from now, and the current beta versions are plenty solid enough to build some useful and interesting software. And you all know that I'm a sucker for useful and interesting software. So, here's your chance to build some for me, using the next generation of Microsoft tools! Even better, it's a chance for you to win a batch of nifty prizes in return. So put on your thinking caps, break out the beta software, and get to work. I know there are a lot of talented developers among the Larkware readership, and I expect great things from your collective efforts."
"All told, the contest features over $15,000 worth of prizes. I expect that should be enough to motivate some superb contest entries - so what are you waiting for? Get coding!"
I'd get going if I were you...