There are two current offers of free money that people who read this blog might like to know about.

The first is a $10,000 blogging scholarship.

The second is a “media innovation contest,” sponsored by Knight News, which “offers up to $5 million and seeks innovative ideas for digital news and information projects, including: improving local online news; bringing Web 2.0 tools to local neighborhoods; publishing platforms to support conversations in specific geographic communities.”

Here are some past winners.

Now go out and win.