Generic Contest Discussion

Contest Setup  

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  1. 2. Publish result list including...?

    • All contestants
    • All contestants with more than 10 votes
    • Top 10
    • Top 3
  2. 3. Preferred building period?

  3. 4. Preferred voting period?

  4. 5. Favorite voting scheme? (multiple answers allowed)

    • 20 points (distribute all, max 10 per entry)
    • 10 points (distribute all, max 5 per entry)
    • Old Formula One style (distribute 10, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points)
    • New Formula One style (distribute 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 ,4, 2 and 1 points)
    • Eurovision Songfestival style (distribute 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points)
  5. 6. Public or private voting?

  6. 7. Should we allow digital entries?

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I really don't want either, despite them being not bad ideas. GBC tends too close to functionality, and animals too close to looks. Which brings me to my next proposal:

Build a kinetic sculpture.

It's a decent blend of functionality and looks IMO, and it ain't possible to have too many kinetic sculptures!

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Time to have something other than super cars and have something that is in the spirt of Technic i.e. engineering, be that GBC or maybe replicate a early steam engine from bygone ages, such as a Crorther engine.

An Atmospheric Engine would be a real challenge

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I will be away for four weeks from the 19th of April till the 18th of May and I am very busy at the moment. So having a big contest is probably not the best idea.

Can we come up with a simple contest or joined activity? The idea of doing something with GBC is still in my mind. Making a decent GBC is pretty complex, so instead of a contest we could do a theme month (or rather, six weeks). Venture into the world of GBC together?!

Just thinking out loud here.

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