The site moderators and I have begun work on the possible themes for the Photo of the Week in 2016. I thought it might be good to fill you in on some small changes. We are going to simplify the competition pattern for 2016.

1. OPEN (all in, no experience levels)
2. Theme (all in, no experience levels)
3. OPEN (experience levels used)
4. Theme (experience levels used)

... and repeat that pattern, with some exceptions for *special events*. When a special event occurs we will leapfrog over the pattern for that week. Some of the special events are Anzac Day, our week #50 - 50mm theme comp, etc.