In 2007 I entered the Army National Guard Chopper Design Contest through Orange County Choppers (O.C.C.) and the Learning Channel. I ended up placing as a runner up of the top 20 designs out of over 200 people that entered the contest. The contest was fun to be in and I later received the follow up appreciation letter from Deputy Director of the Army National Guard Major General of the Army James W. Nuttall so that in itself was quite an honor!
The Web link is to view the appreciation letter.