Google Highly Open Participation Contest
The Google Highly Open Participation Contest was a contest run by Google during 2007-2008 aimed at high school students. The contest is designed to encourage high school students to participate in open source projects. 
The contest was open to students thirteen years of age or older who were then currently enrolled in high school (or equivalent pre-university or secondary school program).
Prizes offered by Google included a contest t-shirt and a participation certificate for completing at least one task and US$100 for every three tasks completed to a maximum of US$500. There was a grand prize of a trip to the Google headquarters for an award ceremony. Each participating open source project selected one contestant to receive the grand prize.
Grand prize winners:
- Apache Software Foundation: Spencer Davis,
- Drupal: Peter Cawley,
- GNOME: Patrick Hulin,
- Joomla!: Tomasz Dobrzyński,
- MoinMoin: Federico Lorenzi,
- Mono: Daniel Abramov,
- Moodle: Worrapat Boonyarittipong,
- Plone: Jonathan Wilde,
- Python: Jarosław Tworek,
- SilverStripe: Wojciech Szkutnik.
- The Google Highly Open Participation Contest - Google Code