The image selected this week is from a user that hasn't stopped in to this site since 2013. Not only that, but their only activity on this site(photo.se) at all is posting an image to the contest in meta. Not a single action by this user was ever made on the main photo site. If you look at the second image currently, the user was somewhat active on the main site back in 2014, but appears to no longer be. More examples of this are sprinkled throughout the very large contest.
I am wondering if the contest is still running as desired after its nearly 3 year run. The original contest rules even note that by design the contest takes some time for winners to be chosen. I just wonder what the point of having a photo selected is for a user who isn't even going to ever see it published as I'd imagine the case is this week.
I'm not looking to create more work, but would it make sense to somehow tie active users to the contest vs submissions from users who posted nothing but a single image 2 years ago? I can't even congratulate the fellow for winning this week because he isn't really a part of this community!