does anyone know where I can find info on design competitions?
I thought I saw a site with a bunch of listngs but I can’t remember where it was… elp!

Designboom and Design Engine (google 'em) have pretty comprehensive competition listings. It’s also useful to troll the 'net from time to time to see if anything new pops up.

some additional sites…

also, you may want to check the professional architecture organization sites