I just want to add a few things;
- If you're willing to restart SOTW, I think you should restart AOTW as well. With consistent leadership and someone with experience (yourself) I don't see why it wouldn't work. Like stated before it could be just a "small thing for now". Something to envelope all sections of "Art".
Best way I think;
Different Medians and topics.
I.E Written arts then to Digital Arts, Ect...
- For SOTW I'm kind of agreeing that premades shouldn't be allowed. A large part of these competitions for me personally is not "winning" but challenging myself to produce something for a topic I might love or not necessarily like. It engages someone as an artist and I love that. But of course I understand that it might reduce participation.
Overall, i'm really glad to see you assume this role and ask for feedback, It's good to take an initiative.