The METROPOLIS Next Generation Prize was established last year to recognize and encourage the talent of today's rising stars in design. A cash prize of $10,000 is awarded to an enterprising individual or office who's Big Design Idea will benefit people and the environment, and will challenge design professionals to create human-centered products, environments, and communication systems.
The deadline for NextGen II is fast approaching (Jan. 31st). The application can be downloaded here. So all you innovators and worldchangers out there here's a competition were you should sweep the boards.