I may have written this before, but here are the reasons I myself struggled submitting in the past.
Whether or not that applies to the others I cannot say of course:
- The posting process is too awkward. First you have to upload to a sharing platform and then
link from it. I know that also has some advantages, but for the not so computer savvy,
it is an unnecessary hurdle. A simple php-script would help. And host the images locally,
they aren't that big!
- Many times I had a really nice picture in mind I wanted to submit, only to find out that it
was taken too long ago, sometimes only by a month or so. The same thing happened with
my bouncing bee
I had in mind when
I suggested the theme for April this year. I ended up not submitting at all.
Yes, it would defeat the idea of "on assignment", but this is the only competition forum on a
site which probably has millions of readers worldwide.
This could really be something! Make it more visible on the homepage and make it easier for
people to submit their best possible efforts for a theme!
Well, that's what I think anyway...