NASA just announced a contest for students to name an asteroid:
The OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission is going to an asteroid to return a sample to Earth. Instead of traveling to asteroid 1999 RQ36, the asteroid’s current name, we’re asking youth under 18 for help to find a new name!"
Contest starts Tuesday September 4, 2012. The deadline is Sunday December 2, 2012.
For contest rules, guidelines, and application visit: www.planetary.org/name