We've requested a photo.SE style render contest before, but it never received much attention from SE. In light of the site redesigns taking place, now seems like a good time to revisit the idea (again).
For reference, the "photo of the week" on photo.SE operates on a single meta post where entries are submitted as answers:
This contest follows a new perpetual format with continuously-rolling voting. Submit and vote on photos whenever you like. Every Monday (give or take; it's done by hand when site moderators have a spare moment), the top-voted image will be selected as the winner, and:
moved to the Winners' Hall of Fame
featured on the main site header for the next week
Then, the contest will continue with the remaining photos in the thread.
Some additional ideas discussed for our contest in the previous meta posts include:
- Themes/prompts (Seems like photo.SE had something like this, at least at one point?).
- A minimum reputation requirement.
- Timed contests, rather than continuously rolling.
I'm not sure if any of these are feasible for SE to implement, but now would be the time to discuss them and other ideas further.