The Best GF Writer March 2010 didn't work out as planned, for various reasons. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the competition itself isn't even worthy of being called "Best GF Writer" since one contest doesn't prove anyone being the best, only winning #1 in that particular contest. So here is what I've been thinking. And this applies to any of the Best GF contests (like art, that Impact is trying to get going). To have a "real" winner in such a contest, having just one submission from any one participant isn't enough to determine the best. So I think that Best GF competitions should work as follows: Taking for example the Best Writer competition: 1. The competition itself will continue for a period of 6,9 or 12 months (depending on your feedback). 2. The length of time allows the participants to submit anonymously more than 1 submission throughout the contest (via PM), while each and every submission (from any participant) will get its own voting poll, thus allowing to quantify the level of each participant (and his/her stories). 3. The amount of submissions in any competition will be fixed. 4. Submissions will be submitted at any given time throughout the contest via PM and will be put up for voting the latest 24 hours later. It shouldn't matter when the submissions/polls take place because the submission are anonymous and the amount of submissions are limited. 5. Each poll will be open for no longer than 3 weeks (thus if there is a new poll on the last day of the competition - that poll will extend the competition for that submission alone for the full 3 weeks it's entitled to.) 6. By the end of the competition there will be enough submissions from the participants that it will give a better idea of who is really the Best (according to the polls). 7. There will not be a deadline for signing up for these competitions, because the contest lasts so long, it doesn't matter that a new participant joins in the middle. 8. If a participant fails to submit enough submissions - it is their own problem and only mean that they will need higher voting results in the submissions that have been polled. I've been thinking about this a lot, and I would like to have feedback from you guys on this matter. I'll remind you again, that this idea can be implemented for any of the Best GF competitions.