The Eclipse Foundation is holding a challenge: http://iot.eclipse.org/open-iot-challenge/
The focus is on open technology and community, so by using RIOT and involving our fabulous community you've already half won
To participate, you'd need to register until January, 17th. The deadline for submission of the solution is February 27th.
The rules: """ * The challenge is open to any individual aged 18 years or older * The solution submitted by the applicants must be a new solution created for this challenge * More than one individual can participate in creating a solution but any prize will be awarded to the key contact who completed the entry form """
The criteria: """ * Innovation of the solution and applicability to the application domain * Completeness of solution * Use of open standards and open source technology * Amount of community discussion from the participant when they built their solution """
The prices: """ $750 gift card $500 gift card $250 gift card """
In case you have an idea for a project but hesitate to do it alone, just ask others to join forces on the mailing lists or on the IRC.