I like the idea of the leaderboard @freightgate
has done a superb job of spelling out the ideas as a starting point. Having a leaderboard is an important part of the feature since we need to find a place where the best images have been voted for (over all) and who submitted the image.
My contribution is thoughts around how the competition is announced and how users are kept updated. Is it possible Michael to write more code to send emails to users who are on the competition about new submissions?
Can we do a weekly update to users (via email) which updates us on the competition?
At what points:
1. Competition for [June 2015] is opening in 2 days
2. Voting is closing in 24 hours for [June 2015]
At the start we should have an email announcing the new feature and a start date.
Railpage should be sending a newsletter to users about new features and important dates for the competition in some form which we should be able to agree on here.
People come and go and many may not be aware of what is being planned.
Overall the photo competition is a fabulous idea.