Every year the British Computer Society holds a programming competition and this year they've been persuaded to include Perl on the list of allowed languages. I know this, as I've been asked to be a judge.
The web page says that this is the 20th year of the competition. This means that I took part in the first one in 1985. I remember it distinctly as it was the same day as Live Aid.
 It's a nasty frames-based web site, so I can't give a link to the relevant pages, but it's under "awards and events".