So.... we had an idea for revitalizing the contest but the moderators (who of course need to be on board for it to work) didn't like it.
We've had plans to inject some interest with contest themes but that's also gone nowhere in seven (!) years.
We suggested another mod to help but that got a "meh".
Meanwhile, the contest, which used to get entries daily, now gets an entry or two per month, and those get no attention or upvotes.
So, something should be done. The question is: what? We need something that will actually change the status quo, and which the moderators are actually willing and interested in working on.