I'm wanting to setup a "member of the month" competition on my site but I'm not sure of the best way to do this, or whether it should be done. For example, we could get members to submit names to a thread and the member with the most entries will win. Alternatively, a selection of names could be selected and members could vote via a poll on the winning member. What concerns me about these options is that this might turn into a popularity contest and rather than pleasing members, most of the memberbase might get annoyed. I could have a 'nominate this user' button in the mini-profile (next to posts) where people can vote for a member, but only one per month. Again would this have the same effect as above? I could use more of a mechanical process, like whomever posts the most in a month, but this might encourage spamming - and often quantity of posts does not equal quality. So here comes my question, should member of the month-type competitions be run and can they be run successfully, or should I scrap the idea? If not, what's the best way to run them/how do you run them?