change-the-web-challenge-logo-smDo you think that you can change the web? well its not just about thinking, you got to create something practically. If you want to or have created a small tool or project that can change the web! and you wish to make it open source then just add up some support for Social Action’s API and you can win fame and some handsome cash.

Social Actions, a  nonprofit initiative based in Canada and the U.S. sponsored by, is holding a competition named as Change The Web. The challenge is sponsored by PayPal, Convio,TakePart, and Challenge Your World.

According to Social Actions:

Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge is about building innovative tools to help people find and share opportunities to take action on the websites, blogs, and social networks that we all visit everyday.

Winners will receive cash awards of $5,000 (first place), $3,000 (second place), and $2,000 (third place).

The rules to be eligible for prizes is

1) Project be fully functional by the time voting begins

2) Project includes an open-source license

3) Project make use of the Social Actions API.

If you participate and make a WordPress plugin, then WordPress says it will put it up in the WordPress Plugin Directory.

For further details, click here