This arrived in my mailbox:
www.shmup-dev.com is proud to announce that our third competition, dubbed “AUTOFIRE 2007 SHOOTERCOMPETITION” has been launched on Sep 1st, 2006. The competition focuses on shooters, mainly 2D Shooters and off of the SHoot Em Up Genre.. There are dozens of prizes which are Games, Game development tools, and a whopping $250.00 CASH PRIZE (sent in money order USD)
Go on, check out the site, make your own shooter and earn some $$$.