I was having a quick look around the BotCon website and ran into the information about the contests being held this year, which are: Now, that is wonderful news for all the artists and kitbasher out there, but what about the writers?! I can understand the logistics of running a FanFiction competition because every man and his dog would be submitting their story and the judges would end up with hundreds to go through, and that's just not feasible. So what they should do is this: Begin the competition on the many forums around the world. Have each forum decide a winner, and therefore, a representative of that board in the competition. Then, come BotCon, the judges need only read through the 10-20 stories and decide a winner. I'd love to hear peoples thoughts about making this happen in time for BotCon 2013!