As for the most popular longer challenges, I have numbers on that and another vote for you! We have 7 longer challenge slots lasting approximately 6 weeks each.
I've cut the polled list down to 9 choices by picking all those that came in with 7 or more votes, and now need your help to decide which ones to run.
I have added in two more at 6 votes each, because I know we have people who'd run some of the ones at the lower end of the poll, and we may be able to run a few of these concurrently with others.
By the way, this does not include Swap of Joy or Advent, both of which came in with over 7 votes - these will DEFINITELY happen in December and are in a separate 8th challenge slot especially for them.
The top 11, in order from most votes to least, that got 6+ votes are (number of votes in brackets):
Rare Pairs (12)
Pool Party (10)
5 + 1 (8)
WIP Push (7)
August Rush (7)
Original fic (7)
Three Sentence fic (6)
Please vote in a comment, in order of your preference, using the text box below. I'll allot points based on this (11 points to your number one and 1 point to your number 11, etc), to make it the fairest indication of which challenges are likely to be taken up.
So, for example, vote 1. Bingo if this is your most preferred challenge, and 11. Three Sentence Fic if this is your least preferred challenge and so on in between, from most preferred to least. If you can't choose or don't wish to add in ones you won't take part in, you can leave them out altogether (i.e. only list as many challenges as you'd be interested in, rather than the full 11). The challenges you don't include in your list will receive no points.
These are the slots the challenges will run in:
1. Jan 15th to Feb 29th
2. Mar 1st to April 15th
3. April 16th to May 30th
4. June 1st to July 15th
5. July 16th to Aug 30th
6. Sept 1st to Oct 15th
7. Oct 16 to Nov 30th
8. December - SOJ (Kaige), 100-in-100 last hours (Kaige), Advent (Haldoor)
IMPORTANT: If you wish to run (or help run) any of the challenges, please use the lower part of the text box comment to show which one/s and which dates you'd like to take on, and/or if there's any dates which won't work for you.
About the text box: select the text inside this box, copy and post in a comment, then add your preferences and any help details you can offer. Delete any parts of the text which don't apply to you.
For further reference, in case it helps your vote, the pairings I'm thinking of for running concurrently in the same slot are as follows:
Drabble/icon with WIP Push
Crossovers with Original Fic
NanoWriMo with Three Sentence Fic
If we do this, we would only need to drop 1 or 2 challenges, rather than 4. Of course, if we run 2 x Bingo challenges as we have in previous years, we may need to pair those up with something as well, or drop another of the other challenges, so please think carefully about your vote.
Any questions? Ask in a comment; no question is silly if you don't understand anything, or I have forgotten something that is important to you!