LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Looking to make a quick $25,000? All you have to do is solve California’s transportation woes.

Officials with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have announced the “$25K Find a New Way” contest that will award any state resident with the “best unique idea” on how to improve California’s transportation system.

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The proposal that best addresses how Caltrans can better manage more than 50,000 road and highway lane miles, maintain more than 12,500 state bridges, and inspect over 400 public-use and special-use airports and heliports will be selected as the winning entry, according to officials.

Any individual California resident – except for current and retired State of California employees and their immediate family members – are eligible. Contestants under 18 years of age must have the permission of a parent or guardian to enter.

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Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Oct. 13.

The winning entry will be selected and announced by Dec. 31.

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Click here for more info on the “25K Find A Way” contest.