I'm gonna throw this out there and maybe no one will like it.
I participate in a sooc challenge on another forum. I really enjoy it.
Here is my suggestion....
Let a person start it. They post their sooc image for download.
You take that image and process it anyway you like. Straight process, creative, etc.
Once we get the first 8 images we put up a poll. We leave the poll up for 2 days. The person that has the most votes has to post the next image.
I say 8 because I don't really know how many members we have here or how many would play in a given week. I am just throwing out a number. You want the thread to keep moving quickly.
The other forum is really large and the poll does not go up until there have been 20 images posted.
The winner gets a little icon banner that says... Award. Using mine as an example. Under it, it says total awards 2. Meaning I have been picked twice.
You also have to post what processing you have done. At least what you remember.
I know some people hate polls. Others feel intimidated by it. But I have to tell you...
watching what the others do and reading what their process was, I have really picked up some interesting information. It is really great to see all the different takes on that one image.
I feel like it would add a new dynamic to our forum.
ok... their is my suggestion. feel free to voice your opinions. This forum is for all of us.
and the whole raw verses jpeg is addressed by the fact that if you have a raw image you post a link to it and the converted jpeg. This way everyone is covered.