Has there ever been a contest just for reviewers and curators? Basically something where a reviewing/curating challenge is presented and the best game presented, and review of that game, wins the contest.
Here are some example ideas:
Are You Sur-Real, Dude!?
Participants need to pick a confusing, artsy, surreal IF work that many players do not understand and write a insightful review that helps players understand it better. Judges would play the game, then read the review, then play the game again and rank the improvement of their understanding of the game.
Participants must find an IF work that has a one-star average on IFDB and write a positive review about it. More specifically, looking for unjust one-star ratings. This is basically a rescue mission for works that got hit by a One-Star Bandit and his/her multiple fake accounts. Best game and review wins the prize.
Participants must find an IF work that has no reviews or ratings worthy of a four- or five-star review, then write that review and assign the rating. Best game and review wins the prize.
Participants must find an IF work that has no IFDB entry, create an entry for the work, review it, and rank it. Best game and review wins the prize.
All of these ideas would have to have some sort of valid date range to keep new games from being created and entered also.
Anyway, just wanted to get input from the group. What do you all think about this idea?