Again, IF the monthly goes ahead then i think that if an equal number of votes are cast for 2 pictures then the newest picture should take the win. This will still give satisfaction to those that do not want to use an archive pic over one that is taken within the month of the competition. Well i know what i mean.
So do I Jeff, and I think it is a good idea. If there are two winners, the picture taken in the competition month is the overall winner.
If both are taken in the same month, the old rule could apply: the one that was posted first could be declared winner.
My idea was certainly not to replace the weekly comp. I like the weekly one, it gets me out and about withcamera when otherwise I may just not bother
Chris, you had a wish list of things you wanted to photograph, so you should not really need a competition to get you out.
If you need that incentive however, you can go out and shoot for the monthly competition. Even if you already have an image, there are normally plenty of other ways to shoot a particular subject. Would be en even better exercise than a weekly competition.
And your other forums probably have competitions too, so you can shoot for those.