TurboSquid is holding a programming contest for the next generation of CheckMate 3D model quality checking tools. The challenge is to create a tool that automatically inspects a 3D model within 3ds Max, then generates a detailed report outlining how well the model meets the CheckMate Pro standard. This report enables artists to quickly find areas of a model that need to be fixed prior to submission for certification.
The contest runs from now until March 31, 2012. The official contest page includes an entry form as well as links to all of related contest information.
Check out their offical blog post for more information.