I was reading something in the New York Times just recently and thought it was a good idea. I would have these contests (on a website that I'll create) where I would propose a Scenario and the contestants would answer. The one that I deemed most creative would win the prize. There would be an entrance fee, and the amount of the entrance fee would depend on what the prize is. So an example: Scenario: You just found out you won $1,000,000 in the lottery. But you know your Aunt is very ill and needs a lot of medical treatment. You also have found out that your immediate family is struggling to makes ends meet. No one in your family knows you won the money. What do you do? Prize: MP3 Player (by a prominent company) Entrance Fee: $5 Duration of Contest: 30 days (just say 30 days) Okay, there also must be a certain amount of people that enter into each contest otherwise it will be void. I have to at least make enough to cover the cost of the prize. Now, in the article I read it says "...the contest isn't a game of chance, state approval is not required, and teaming with a nonprofit group isn't necessary." My question is this, is there anything I am missing about this that would make it a bad decision to begin pursuing? Any legal issues involved? I would have disclaimers and so forth but that's a whole other thread. Please let me know. Thank you so much for your help; I really appreciate it.