Douglas McLennan's comments really do make it sound as though the authors of the contest threw the idea together in a tearing hurry. I'm wondering now about a few more issues.
- How have they gotten the word out to the thousands of culture bloggers out there? How many people even know this is happening?
- Have they thought through how the judges will cope if they find themselves with, say, 500 entries to read next week?
- How is it going to look if only 20 bloggers enter? :)
- Does the voting mechanism have safeguards against cheating, for example, multiple votes from the same IP address?