If you have extended BIRT in the past or are thinking of creating a new Data Access Adapter, adding a new Output format, Report Item or a Chart type, now would be a perfect time to cash-in your good work for a 32 GB iPad 2. Actuate announced a new worldwide contest to all BIRT developers that starts today and runs till October 15, 2011. The challenge is to take advantage of Eclipse BIRT open platform and create extensions to address even wider spectrum of applications possible with BIRT. Contest rules, details and some suggestions can be found here. I look forward to seeing some great contributions!