The competition, called the SJ Challenge (SJ for San Joaquin), is open to inventors, programmers, tinkerers, early stage companies and entrepreneurs in and around San Joaquin County. Two winners will be chosen to share $20,000 in cash and services (full disclosure: I have donated two hours of consulting time).
Applications can be entered at http://www.sjchallenge.com with a deadline of February 19. The applications will be reviewed by the group and first cut winners will be invited to present to the group on March 10. Those passing that level will be invited back for the final round on March 31. If you've got an idea that could make a bucket of money. Get in there.