I was first introduced to the contest in 2010 when Random asked me to work on an entry with him, and have been involved ever since as either a participant or by supporting the contest behind the scenes. I am thrilled to take on the role of organizer for the next contest (which may come sooner than April 2017).
My thanks go out to ChattyDM, Chgowiz, Amityville Mike, and Sham for creating and organizing the first contest in 2009, as well as Alex Schroeder and Random Wizard for organizing, expanding, and building a community around the contest over the last seven years!
The following link is for the original 2009 contest announcement by ChattyDM:
The contest has a rich tradition of fantastic judges who have dedicated their time pouring over hundreds upon hundreds of entries, and an impressive assortment of sponsors who have helped make the contest (and prizes) possible.
I have been busy completing the 2016 Compendium (as well as the 2015 Compendium) and setting up the website. I am working with Random Wizard to move all of the resources (images, contest details) over to the new site, and this is definitely a "work in progress".
Once this is complete, I will begin working on setting up the next contest, which I would like to see happen sooner than April 2017.