The good folks at Big Nerd Ranch are having a contest that should be of interest to any new (or experienced) iOS programmer:
Want to help the world?
Enter the Big Nerd Ranch Mobile for Global Good Contest! We're looking for an impressive iOS app idea that will benefit a worthy 501(c) charity.
The programmer who submits the winning idea will be flown to Atlanta for a free week in one of our programming bootcamps, followed by a week of one-on-one Nerd mentorship in our offices where we will work together to make the app a reality.
Contest entries accepted starting June 7, 2011