I know this isn't for all networks, but some, it may be fantastic, fun, and get you alot of traffic on it.
Has everyone heard of this new fad, planking? If not, in a nutshell, you lay face down, arms to your side in some sort of public setting, have someone photograph it and post it online. Here are some examples. It's quickly becoming one of those strange fads, kind of like flash mobs.
for alot of networks, this could be a very fun and engaging contest, that members will enjoy viewing pictures, maybe participating, increasing your site traffic and member interaction! You could even have a contest for the best planking picture, tracked by facebook likes (or network likes for those who have private networks and are not connected to Facebook) and give the winner a prize. Wacha think? could be alot of fun! We could even take our network's winning pictures, have a contest here for Best Of Creators Plankers.....
Lisa- we are new to Ning and would like to know the easiest way to run a photo contest. May we ask you to share your thoughts and experience?