I'm not too sure if anyone else is from Australia (Elmark was, but I'm not too sure if he is still here), but Canon Australia is having its Photo5 competition again (http://www.canon.com.au/photo5/competition/default.aspx
). I've registered
The idea is that they send you 5 random items, and you'd have to photography each one in a way that you think is most creative, for a $5000 per category prize (further divided into a pro and an amateur categories)
The objects this time around is a ribbon, bubbles, tealight, cocktail umbrella, and a crayon.
This is going to be fun, as well as some agonising thinking.