The BBC is looking for developers' proposals on how best to build BBC data into web pages.
The first information to be released for the BBC Backstage competition is the seven-day TV and radio listings.
"The way people watch television, and choose what they are going to watch, is changing: more channels, new delivery platforms, new ways to consume television programming," said the broadcaster.
"For the first Backstage competition, we are offering the opportunity to
innovate and build prototypes that demonstrate new ways of exploring the BBC TV
The developer with the best idea will win a rack-mount server and a tour of the BBC to discuss their proposal. Two runners up will receive a 1GB USB MP3 player.
The competition is only open to UK residents and closes on 5 September.
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