Slashdot.org is finally getting a redesign and the redesign is up to the community. CmdrTaco, one of the people who runs slashdot posted a entry regarding the redesign contest. The prize for redesigning the website is a $4,500 laptop (A MacBook Pro or an Alienware!) and the rights for everyone to see your work, some major PR.
Slashdot's design hasn't change in a lot of years. Infact, I can't remember a time when I saw some other design for the website. Here's an archive of the 1998 version of slashdot. No change at all!
There are a couple of entries already and CmdrTaco reviews them. Some good designs there, and it would be interesting to see what becomes of this contest in the future, slashdot has a big following and there are bound to be some great designs there.