Or do they have to be run by staff/moderators? Of course it would be the responsibility of the person running it in regards to rules, prizes etc.
I was thinking of some Christmas contest to see who would input the most Christmas related issues, characters, concepts, etc. Is anyone interested?
I did a quick check of the Contests forum, and it seems every one is in the wrong forum, a lot of them should be in the Battles forum (I guess people thought Contests meant a "contest" between two characters). Maybe each forum should have a little pinned FAQ to them.