There is tis new "seo challenge" with prizes up to $15,000. I found this by way of DigitalPoint forums, a thread named seo challenge prize 15.000 $.
Basically, they want you to rank well for game/casino type of keywords, sign up for their affiliate program and send them the leads. But what do you get aside from an affiliate income (which can be nice)?
For the keyword "Backgammon” 1st prize $3000 2nd Prize $1500 3rd Prize $500
For the keyword "backgammon games” 1st Prize $1500 2nd Prize $1000 3rd Prize $500
For the keyword "online backgammon" 1st Prize $2000 2nd Prize $1200 3rd Prize $800
For the keyword "backgammon rules" 1st Prize $1500 2nd Prize $1000 3rd Prize $500
Is this an SEO contest or is this a smart affiliate strategy? Or maybe it is both?
More information at the DigitalPoint thread.