Last year ESRI had a good developer contest for ArcGIS Server. This year it is even better (and easier). There are two contests; the ArcGIS Server Mashup Challenge and the ArcGIS Mobile Challenge. Why is it better? Well for starters, ArcGIS 9.3 Server is a much better developer environment than 9.2 was (heck, you can create a mashup without knowing a thing about coding) and now there is also a ArcGIS Mobile contest as well (for those who roll that way).

You must be a licensed user of ArcGIS Server 9.2 or 9.3 and all entries must be submitted by March 6, 2009.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius ' and a lot of courage ' to move in the opposite direction.