XPRIZE has started a competition for Science-Fiction stories 20 years in the future. $10,000 package of stuff to the winner (including trip to Japan). The story is to fit in a frame story of a person on a seat of an airplane that gets transported into the future. "The competition, which begins today and runs through August 25, 2017, is open to anyone over the age of 18 from anywhere in the world who submits a short story between 2,000 – 4,000 words. The stories will be judged based on unique vision of the future, adherence to story prompt, and alignment with a techno-optimistic view of the future. XPRIZE will narrow the selection to three finalists and members of the Science Fiction Advisory Council will vote on the finalist pieces to select the grand prize winner."