It is difficult for me to differentiate which forum topics are contests that are “official” or “running” versus the the topics that are just ideas/proposals for new contests.
I propose that we add a new forum category, like “Running Contests” so that it is easy to see which contests have been officially launched and active with a due date etc.
Alternatively, we could format the title of official/launched contests differently, so they are easy to differentiate. For example:
I have an idea for a new contest
Validator Contest: The Crystal Game - Magister Ludi
I think this would increase contest participation and also reduce the number of late entries.