This is a proposal for a contest, not a contest announcement (yet). Please help refine the idea, and then we'll run it.
The Generalist badge is a milestone for sites and not just individual people. A site has to be mature enough to have 40 tags each with 200 questions. Some sites don't reach this milestone until years after graduation. But we don't have to wait years!
We currently have 22 tags with more than 200 questions, and another with 100-199 questions. By asking more (good) questions, we could qualify for this badge and see our prolific answerers get recognized. Further, by having more good questions to answer, we could see more people earn tag badges. Finally, having more good questions can make our case to drop that "beta" mislabel even stronger.
So, I propose a contest. For some period of time to be determined, each time you ask a new question on a tag that doesn't yet have 200 questions, and that question scores at least +1 and is not closed, you get one "point" in this contest. (Also, we hope, answers to your question and some reputation!) At the end of the contest, the people with the highest scores get bragging rights and I'll try to come up with some sort of prizes. To keep people's interest even if they're not top point-getters, I'll also award some prize (TBD) to a randomly-chosen person from among people with at least some small number of questions.
To track the contest, we'd create a community-wiki post with the names of participating users and links to their qualifying questions. This way, even if you're not participating, everybody can browse the results.
What do y'all think? Would people participate?