Curtis has pre-announced the 2007 Blender F1 Challenge on the BlenderArtists. The challenge hasn't started yet (although you could of course already begin working on your entry), but at this time Curtis is looking for some feedback before it begins.
Curtis writes on BlenderArtists:
Wow! How time flys! It seems like the 2006 Blender F1 Challenge just finished yet here we are in a new year and the 2007 Challenge coming up. I plan on having the contest begin (as usual) with the start of the real F1 season which this year is March 18 (Australia for you F1 fans...). I look forward to seeing some awesome entries but last year will be very hard to beat. Check it out:
I hope to have the 2007 web site ready very soon. By the way, I don't care if you have already started on your 2007 entry (I have ). It gives you a nice jump of the rest of the field.
This year I am also opening up a discussion for suggestions on the rules. As usual, I get the final word on what the rules will be (it would be more like the real F1 this way ).
So this thread is for you to make suggestions for this year's Blender F1 Challenge. Before you make any suggestions, please consider that the rule should be fair to all Blender users - from newbie to guru.
I will start....
It may be fun to have a special "Judges Choice" category where a special award is given to a F1 entry decided on by an exclusive panel of judges.