Lisnews has an essay competition for february. The article says:-
Essay Contest invites librarians to write an original essay about issues that impact librarianship. The contest will run for the entire month of February, 2010, with the fabulous prizes awarded sometime in March. Winning essayists will receive one of several prizes including Amazon or Borders gift cards, and a year of hosting from LISHost.org.
Great, but I hope they are aware if its a UK winner the Borders gift card will be no good.