There are a lot of theme ideas queued up.
Maybe we could start having a theme the first (or second) week of every month?
So, here's a more concrete proposal:
Let's use a themed photo the first full week of every month. Since we haven't had a lot of entries in the previous themed contests, these should run in parallel with the normal contest for the entire upcoming month.
(So, looking at the current list, December would be Black & White, with the winner to run the week of January 6th.)
In order to do this, we need:
Anything else? I'm marking this community wiki -- fix the steps as needed.
Yeah, I would love to see some more themes going! Maybe it would encourage some more entries too.
Also, bit of a side note, but maybe the Twitter account could post a "Picture of the Week contest now open. [insert hashtags here]" type of message to increase participation? I feel like POTW is actually a good entrance into participating in the site as a whole, but that's just my opinion.