We at the The Seasteading Institute (TSI) have just kicked off a $1,000 3-D modeling contest. It is a chance for you to design something quite unusual. An excerpt from the contest description:
"The Seasteading Institute (TSI) is a non-profit organisation looking for creative and talented designers to construct a seastead using 3-D modeling software. A seastead is a floating platform that allows people to permanently settle the ocean as they do land. Professional naval engineers have already designed a bare platform. What you build on the platform is up to you. It may be a hospital, a casino, a residential community, a cricket stadium, or something entirely different. Be creative!
Winning designs will be rewarded with cash prizes up to $1000, be featured on the TSI website, in our press materials (weâ€™ve already been featured in Wired and on Slashdot), and on our merchandise."
The deadline is May 1st, 2009.
For a detailed list of prizes and official rules, please see: http://seasteading.org/interact/design-contest