A few things to cover in this journal update.
Firstly, is anyone able to donate prizes for the February contest? The winners are all announced already, but a couple of the prize donors had to drop out because of the group hiatus and I've only found one substitute so far. Once I've got all the prizes confirmed it'll just take a few days for the winners to all pick what they want and then you can start making stuff.
Next, is anyone able to donate for the March contest? The contest will be announced asap (as soon as I've accepted the last couple of gallery submissions) and then there'll be 7-10 days for voting, then the winners pick what they want as before (to give you an idea of the timescale and when you'll be making stuff). I'd ideally like at least 8 prizes to give everyone a fair shot at picking something they'd like.
The April-May contest is going to be joint, as there were fewer gifts received in those months (mostly due to no profiles being assigned in late March-April). Ideally we would hold that straight after the March one since May will have finished by the time we've done all the March voting, but I guess it depends on how we get on with prize donations... I know I'm asking for a lot from you guys all in one go.
And finally, what do you guys think about the featured folder? At the moment it's got all the contest winners since we started in 2011, so although it's got a box on the #Artcrossing
homepage, new winners don't have much chance of being shown on there as there are so many winners all in the folder. I was thinking of moving the 2011-2012 winners to their own folder so that the 2013 ones have more chance of being shown - what do you think?