As of this week, "The Search for the XML superstar" contest has almost 60,000 participants (45,000 in India, 10,000 in China, 300 in US and Canada, 100 in Poland, and so on!). More than 500 universities are being represented worldwide, with over $50,000 in prizes to be won in the US and Canada.
The "Ported Application" and "XML Programming" contest categories will go live this December 1st. Entries can be sent in until January 31st with teams of up to 5 members allowed. Read more about this at xmlchallenge.com
By the way, if any student would like to be a contest ambassador on campus (or professionals in their company) please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org