How can you find a contest that suits you? It's easier than you think. Use your favorite Internet search engine, and search on a couple words. If you live in Alabama, and like taking pictures, you might search on "contest 2011 photography Alabama." Today, that search results in the Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest. Perfect! Or perhaps you'd prefer a national essay contest, but you're not sure what topic you'd like to write about. I might search on "national essay contest." In the first page of results, I've found National Peace Essay Contest, Holocaust Remembrance Project, and Idea of America among others. Do you have some unique characteristic, talent or passion area? Search for that uniqueness.
It's easy to find a contest that suits you!