This absolutely blew our mind! In one day the OpenPhotoContest had over 40,000 votes from 598 different people!!! INCREDIBLE! This is a huge success and I can't wait to see how it grows. Tons of companies are already writing offering their stellar goods as prizes so that is super cool as well.
Sorry about the forum going down...they've been working on it and I've been emailing back and forth trying to get things resolved but forums are a complicated beast and especially one the size of OSP.