So, I was wondering, would anyone be interested in participating in a baking/photo challenge?
Here is my thought: come up with a topic or challenge. For example, my thought was for the first one to be "bread animals" (like my frog bread). Announce it and then start a forum or thread for people to post images of their creations in. At the end of the challenge period (which I am thinking would be a month) I could create a poll where registered site users could vote on which one was their favorite. During the challenge period I'd use the contest to promote the site elsewhere and hopefully increase traffic and participation here.
The prize? Well, I think it'd be difficult to actually award a prize, at least anything that either is worth something or weighs something, due to the constrainst around foreign shipping and sweepstakes laws (which are fairly stringent in some states in the US). So the winner would... well, the winner would be the winner, and would get to show off his or her wicked baking skills to all of the other bakers here.
The rules? I don't think we'd need too many, since there wouldn't be a financial incentive to cheat. I guess "full disclosure" would be the only rule: you wouldn't be disqualified from participating if you are a professional baker or if you have 20 years of sculpting experience, but it is only fair for you to tell us.
It sounds like fun, no? Anyone think they'd participate?