The moderators and I have been looking towards 2014 and our plans for the competitions on Ausphotography and the 2014 Members Challenge.
We have come up with an idea, linking the two.
For 2014 our plan for the Photo of the Week is to base the entire year on photography genre, interspersed with open (no theme) competitions and the occasional special theme. What we are thinking is we have something like the following:
Jan week one : Open competition
Jan week two : Candid Portaiture
Jan week three : Open competition
Jan week four : Pet Portraiture
Jan week five : Open competition
Feb week one : Sea/water scapes
Feb week two : Open competition
Feb week three : Bird photography
Then our plan for the Member challengers would be to supplement the competitions with themes that give members a chance to 'practice' on genre they would not usually do, before the matching competition theme comes up. Something like this:
Jan week one : Pet Portraiture
Jan week two :
Jan week three : Sea/Water scapes
Jan week four :
Jan week five : Bird Photography
Feb week one :
We would then have to fill in the blanks with non genre based themes, but this gives you an idea of what we are planning. So we would have a member challenge based theme that a couple of week's later becomes the Photo of the Week competition theme.
We would like your thoughts on all this.