If you would like a really fun challenge, and you have a wicked way with style sheets you should think of throwing your hat into the competition. There are only a few days left, so you better get hoping. You don’t even need much knowledge of WordPress to do an awesome skin.
All you need is a deep understanding of css, and knack not to crack under the time constraints. Only four days left you know.
Here are some resources I’ve cobbled together to get you started.
First stop by the Sandbox contest’s official website and go over the rules. The most important one is you can’t touch the html, or php. So that leaves adding images and editing the css.
Here is a quick list of tutorials, samples, and how-tos
A break down of the selectors can be found here: Google Code
HeadSetOption has a worked up a quick little walk through tutorial.
Small, from WPDesigner has worked up a check list for your sandbox skin.
So what are you waiting for? Not much time left. Good luck!