The moderating staff has been reviewing the Forum Flagship Contest because of a drop-off in participation in recent months. Our first change is to initiate 2-month rotations on our flagship banners instead of 1 month, in the hopes that having the contest be less frequent will spark interest again. This is how the months will be broken out:
So, the current flagship banners will be up for June and July. The next contest will be for August-September.
Going forward, Forum members will have 2 months to submit nominations for a flagship contest, and the voting period will be extended to 72 hours instead of the previous 24 hour block we've been doing. Also, we will be increasing the pool of winning entries from the top 6 or so (what we currently do) to the top 10 or so, depending on the number of entries, and how the voting goes.
We have some other ideas, too, but this is where we are starting. As always, we encourage feedback, so please let us know what you think of the new contest parameters, and we will see how this goes. Thanks!