Yeah I didn't think so.
I've been wrestling for a little while on whether or not to say anything, but decided that it's better to say something didn't quite work out than to let you think we either forgot about it or are still slowly progressing on it. Besides, I've gotten a couple of PMs.
The short of it: I wasn't able to find a way to make the featured workshop story a viable project. I did my damndest, coming up with comically-large Excel sheets and lots of long emails. But as Rob has stated in other threads, it's hard to ignore the more mundane resources like time and money.
And this project rather requires both. For instance, it's easy to think that, in theory, we could always line up guest judges, but reading and critiquing is work, and getting people to do it for free is uncomfortable, considering the other places where we might be able to use goodwill.
I am not saying that it's totally dead; it was something I adopted when I signed on as community manager, and it's always going to be something that I'll be looking at, but at this time, it doesn't really have enough lift to get off the ground. And I just want to apologize for that, because it was something that was more complicated than I thought when I said I was going to make it work.
All that being said, we are ALWAYS welcoming new ideas for community events, whether it be through here, the workshop, or some other medium that we haven't fully explored yet. I want to keep hearing your ideas, so you can always either reply to this thread or shoot me a PM.