Re: ▒ ▒ ▒ Future of the PhoTM▒ ▒ ▒
I wish the contest would get resumed! And would personally take part.
I don't particularly like the rule that there should be NB proof in the photo. I've searched through some of the previous contests and noticed that not every picture has the NB proof in it. So I'm not sure whether that is a rule that must be obided or not. I certainly do feel like some members think they have to put NB in their photo, but in the end, submissions that don't have it are also valid. Anyway, I think that it should get removed from the rules. I know that the whole original idea of the contest was to combine real life and NB, but that rule restricts the photographer's crativity, as in inspiration to do photography for the contest. The sole fact that someone is posting a work of their art here shows a great connection between NB and real life.
Furthermore, I think we should try freestyle for a theme, especially for the return of the contest. (And then maybe throw one once in a while). I believe that there are members who perhaps really like taking photos, but often give up from submitting when they see a certain theme that doesn't interest them. Now, I do think that having a theme makes a better-formatted, well organized contest. However, the contest does get too few submissions and that could it to get back on its feet.
I hope I'm making sense. I would love for this project to keep going.