I agree, Shannon.
As far as coordinator work, we need an insider. LeAnne or Kim’s input would be great.
Cutting down on words is helpful for volunteer judges, but if we do that we need to have a contest that isn’t relying on story ARC or GMC. Like the Hook contest. It relies on the first page and the hook.
I have no clue how to cut down on coordinator work since I’ve never volunteered as anything but a judge for contests.