SlashDot has decided that it is time for a site redesign and they are having a contest to see who produces the best design. The winner will receive a new laptop, but you have to follow their criteria in your design. The most important thing is that you must use their existing CSS framework that they designed a few months ago when they started to plan for this redesign.
They also don’t want to see new features in your design because they are just trying to change the look and feel of the site, not the functionality. Another important thing is that they want to keep some consistency with the current design, like the use of the Slashdot ‘Shade of Green’ (#006666).
Hopefully they will post some of the designs and ask the users to help decide on the best one.