The Hackaday Prize—organized by the eponymous Hackaday blog, and sponsored by several well-known companies operating in the hacker / electronics-enthusiast manufacturing space—is well underway, but it isn't too late to enter. The prize is designed to spur innovation by incentivizing individual hardware hackers to try new and interesting things:
The Hackaday Prize is a competition synonymous with creating for social change. Using your hardware, coding, scientific, design and mechanical abilities, you will make big changes in peoples' lives.
It's time to leverage your talent and find solutions to address technology issues facing humanity today. With a new technical design challenge every 5 weeks, you are expanding the frontiers of knowledge and engineering.
Through July 11th, the Prize is particularly looking for submissions in its Citizen Scientist category; thereafter, from July 11 - August 22, they'll be accepting submissions for projects making use of automation in any and all forms.
If you're the type to solve your problems with tape and solder, this is a great opportunity to share your projects with others—and maybe to pick up a little scratch in the process.