AICN is hosting an essay contest about Serial Experiments: Lain.
Serial Experiments Lain is a work designed to be discussed. To commemorate an anime that affords the opportunity for significant inspection, AICN Anime is welcoming readers to submit their thoughts and interpretation of the series. Between now and October 31st, write up your view on the work and send it to email@example.com. With any luck, Harry Knowles will also be putting together some thoughts on the anime. Interesting submissions will be posted on AICN.
The prizes include a limited edition of the art book Yoshitoshi ABe Lain Illustrations ab# rebuild an omnipresence in wired (see here for more details).