As Meggymoo mentioned, we have recognized the interest in contests and are planning to setup official Horse Forum photo contests! There has been some delay because we wanted to look into whether we could arrange for prizes for the winning members.
In order to avoid any potential conflicts over who judges and the potential for bias, etc., members will be able to vote for their favorite photo in a poll, as opposed to a single member or small group of members choosing a winner. We will have some kind of requirement that members who vote have registered at least X days before the contest begins so that people are not tempted to create new accounts simply to vote for their own pictures.
We hope that the official Horse Forum contests will be fun and ease some of the tensions surrounding contests and how they are judged.
As always, we encourage you to make any suggestions that you think may enhance The Horse Forum.