At first, I wanted to put this up on the staff forum. Then I kept getting sidetracked, trying to formulate how this could work.
In short, the last contest was a complete bomb. I'm not entirely willing to try one again. Instead, I thought up something entirely new: theme months!
How does it work? Each month, there will be a theme. People can do stuff that goes along with that theme. Whenever someone does a deviation using that theme (be it writing, art, or interpretive dance- we're not picky at all!), and mentions the group in their description,10 points will be donated to the group. At some point, we might have a journal skin contest, so points would go towards making the group more awesome- nothing else!
For example, if I submitted one deviation with this theme to the group, adding in the required link back, we would get ten points. Same thing if anyone else did it. Perhaps there could even be a winner at the end of the month for whosoever got us the most amount of points!
However, there are a few issues with this:
1. I cannot provide that many points. For those unaware, I'm in the "I need experience to get experience" circle of employment crap.
2. If we had a prize for "most points," someone would have to provide that. Despite considerable enthusiasm for the last contest, nobody stepped forward with prizes.
By the way, one of the two members who submitted stuff for "Delibird's Contest," , picked the theme. The other person became a co-founder. I didn't quite know what to do with the low amount of participants, but both of those people can ask whatever they want of me as well.
So, what do you all say? Shall we start the April Fools madness?