Thank you all for your replies. It has been decided, since my original post, that we will be starting a new round. The date will be from Feb. 28th to April 28th.
The history of the BCA contest started back in 2007, when Yahoo went crazy and started the "World of Star Wars" site. Several of us all got together and had a monthy contest. We would have as many as six categories at a time! All prizes came from other members.
When Yahoo shut the site down, we moved the contest to Wattos junk shop (My site, co-founded with a friend of mine from the UK) Some of the staff took it upon themselves to go out and find "Real" sponsors. Hence the prizes from Brian's Toys and the like.
Membership stalled, contest entries dropped, and we turned to joining with other sites, such as TIG and Yakface. We do run less contests now. I think last year we only ran two or three.
Of course this is all done by volunteers, and it can be time consuming for some of our staff. That reason as well as less entries brought the decision to lower the number of contests we have. Maybe we should run the contest every 6 months and try to contact a wider number of companies to see if we can get a responce. Don't get me wrong, I would LOVE the idea of Hasbro kicking a prize in every time, but I doubt that would happen.
For those of you who have names and contact info for some of these smaller shops, please send them to me in a message. It certainly can not hurt to contact them, and see if they would be willing to sponsor.
We do try to promote the contest, as I post details here, and on Yakface. The facebook page constantly pushes out updates and contest info as new rounds are running.
Feel free to check out the facebook page, as well as the website for the BCA.
These pages contain ALL previous categories and winners.
Every suggestion you guys make is taken to the rest of the staff. We try to make the round as accessible to everyone as we can. One of the biggest topics we need help with is category selection. I know this is a primarily VINTAGE forum, so if you have a Vintage idea, feel free to post it here, or on the facebook page