R is already used in many companies around the world, but many people who could benefit from using R still don't know what it is or how it could help them. That's why we're reaching out to the expertise of the R community to help us showcase the many applications of R in business. We're putting up a pool of $20,000 in prizes to encourage members of the R community to create "use cases" of R applied to business problems, that would help convince statisticians, data analysts, IT administrators and project leaders switch to R. Applications which make use of large data sets are especially encouraged, and we're also offering a bonus prize for applications which make use of the unique features of the Revolution R Enterprise, such as its big-data statistics package or the Web Services API.
You can read more about the contest and its rules at R community site inside-R.org, which is also where contest entries will be published (under a Creative Commons license). You can also learn more in this press release. The contest is open now, and the deadline for entries is October 31.
inside-R.org: Applications of R in Business Competition