Many of us have discussed the option of having "theme" weeks for the Picture of the Week contest. It was recently proposed that the next two weeks after the current contest be themes for Christmas and the Holidays. It seems like no better time to start doing a periodic theme, so without further ado:
Christmas and Holidays 2011 Theme
The next two context weeks will require all submissions to be Christmas and Holiday themed. Anything related to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and any other year-end holiday is acceptable. Things like trees and ornaments, stunning light displays, candle displays, etc. are all acceptable. Try not to submit somthing that "sort of" qualifies, like a photo of fall leaves, and anything not specifically related to the holidays would also (obviously) be excluded for the next two weeks (not counting the current week.)
Outside of the theme requirement for the photos themselves, all the rest of the rules will be the same. When each themed contest starts, the theme and theme specific rules will also be included in the contest rules.