Suggestion for Contest Voting
While the forum voting system works, it's slow. There's a voting period in which we can vote for multiple contestants in different brackets, and that's great, but I think I may have a faster way to do it.
Look to the gallery battles. In it, two drawings pop up and can be voted on. Once that's finished, two more drawings are subject to the same. I suggest an extension of this system built exclusively for contests. Said extension could be built to accept contest entries and pit them against each other for voting, never using a single pairing more than once. The entries' placements would be decided based on the number of wins.
The benefits: a) faster voting, b) less confusion, c) more time for more contests, d) entries won't be eliminated too quickly after coming up against powerful contenders from the beginning, and e) less work in the long run for contest holders.