I recently pointed out that I want to convert my Blog into something more engaging. A Contest seems the best way to go. But to start this, I want to ask you:
What is important to you?
Your thoughts, ideas and involvement are very important to get this moving. I want to find something that is inspiring to you, engaging for the community and inclusive for a large range of people. I would love to have an open discussion about how these Contests could be done so they work great for you. At the same time, I want to set a certain frame in which to discuss this. So the three elements that are important as a frame are:
Photography is the medium
Skill is requested to inspire us
I would love to include my Tutorials somehow
So, with these framing parameters, I would love to find a concept that works and inspires. I really like what @czechglobalhosts is doing with his Contests. People post pictures in the comments and he selects the one he likes best. He offers a winner per contest and also an overall winner per week. I don't want to do a daily contest, but every 3 days, for example, seems like a good time frame.
The problem for my account at the moment is that I can't really offer any prize money because my account is too small and it would make sense to shrink my account by giving away the little I have. Instead, it would make a lot more sense to grow this account and be able to offer more benefits over time via upvotes for the winner and a dedicated post about the winner.
There are a ton of variable on how this could be done and I would love to discuss with you, how to design/choose them the best way.
Something that is also important to me, is to bring attention to gifted Steemers. Something that has nothing to do with money and everything to do with attention. Again @czechglobalhosts is a great example here to learn from, as he includes the winners of the day in the posts for the rest of the month. So that seems like something I would love to include.