Inman news is having a photo contest.
"Send us your best single photo that captures the state of the residential real estate market, for a chance to win a $200 gift card from Amazon.com. Your photo submission should be in digital form and must be sent via e-mail or available for viewing on the Web. The photo can be color or black and white. The photo should tell a story about the housing market and it should not be a marketing or promotional photo for a particular property, company, business model or individual. The contest deadline is March 31, 2009."
See the complete rules here: Inman News Photo contest
I can't enter because I am one of the judges.
I got the picture of the power lines in Central Illinois. It was a very lucky shot as it was taken from the car window. I wasn't driving but we were going about 70 at the time. I focused and put my camera in burst mode. Burst mode comes in handy. It works for capturing sporting events and some times in low light situations, or when taking photos from a moving car.