The Federal Trade Commission wants your help to stop harassing robocalls to cell phones and landlines.

So, it is putting money on the line in a new contest.

The FTC is looking for creative solutions to block the illegal calls.

The winning submission will receive $50,000 and a trip to Washington to present the solution.

The FTC has already received 230 submissions.

The deadline to send in your ideas is Jan. 17 and the winner will be announced in April.

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