darthviper: They might go on at the same time with one starting a month or two after the other. darth_steve: I already addressed that by saying it would be open to orginal design, but still with existing tv/film properties probably. Otherwise it opens up the subject matter too much for our site. We'd be getting all sorts of things then. It's complicated. Then people could say well... my design looks like Star Wars to me. All of this has to be thought out but I know I don't want to open the subject up too much. I want to limit it or we'll have 100's and 100's of all sorts of things entered. But if you want to create your own TIE or something go ahead. I just think unless you are very imaginative it makes the whole process much longer b/c you have to start sketching stuff, and thinking about the design/purpose/use/how it functions/etc. But we're definitely not gonna do an "original only" competition. Part of the reason we want to do this is to help bring some new content to the site so it has to fit within our subject matter. We're not really interested in cowboys, indians, horses OR boats and cars. You know.. the bigger these threads get the less likely others are to read every single post. So people are probably gonna keep asking these same questions over and over SO don't be upset if I don't answer some questions. For example, I've already mentioned twice that the purpose of this thread was to see if you guys had ideas on who I should contact about prizes. But you guys can continue to bounce around ideas... that's ok. But I may not reply to all of it. I've emailed about 35-30 places since yesterday so far with one respone from RightHemisphere. Zaphod: LIke I said already... if it's a characater contest you can design or do one already designed as long as it's within the subject matter. Lets move on from that.