In the distant past we talked about having a question drive and later held a genre Q&A contest, but that was all years ago. I recently saw an answerathon contest on another site, and that got me thinking about similar ideas for our site.
We, unlike Mi Yodeya, don't have a lot of old unanswered questions; in fact, currently the unanswered tab shows only 11 questions. We're doing fine on answers; we have a community full of people who are ready to provide answers. What we need is more (good-quality) questions.
Would people be interested in holding some sort of contest aimed at encouraging more of the kinds of questions we want? I'm imagining something like: you get one point for each qualifying question over some period of time, competing for glory and the chance to make Writing even better than it already is and whatever prizes I come up with. "Qualifying" would probably mean some minimum score and not closed and whatever other criteria we think are important.
Thoughts? Would people be interested in a little friendly competitive site-growth?