I may be a little premature in announcing this, but there are plans in the works that involve a contest with a $40-$50 USD Blender book (you'll get a choice of which specific one you want, more details later) to go to the winner. Before I go too far though, I have a couple of questions.
1) Would you be seriously interested in participating in such a contest?
2) What kind of topics would you like the contest to revolve around?
Also, I don't intend to make this a forum only contest. It will be front page, possibly submitted to BlenderNation type of contest because I would really like as many people participating as possible. Plus, something like this could help boost our little community here.
If this contest goes well enough, I am considering making contests with a prize a regular thing.