ESP8266.com has announced the 1st Annual ESP8266 Design Contest:
Cash price awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd place, of $1000 $500 and $250 USD an extra $250 onto these prizes if its open hardware or open software.
Both hardware and software projects can be entered. Hardware must have ESP8266EX SoC onboard, and software projects must support the ESP8266 platforms.
The deadline for submission is March 13th 2016. For more information and contest rules, visit esp8266.com contest page.