That could be cool. “Your wildest dreams” cg challenge. Anything dream related is cool for a challenge.
On the topic of challenges, maybe “Next Big Thing”, where you do a still from an unreleased movie that could be the next big thing, like your idea of the next StarWars or something like that? Not literally StarWars, but you know, something new and interesting. Fantasy, dreamscapes, scifi whatever.
I had an idea for incentives for entering challenges:
I wonder whether instead of prize money, the sponsorship could be funnelled into paying for a small amount of pro feedback to be provided to each competitor. Judges sit at a panel and discuss entries, a stenographer could be paid to record all the comments and administrate sending them out once the final judging is over and announced. So you’re sort of paying for feedback by investing time in doing an entry, but it is still a competition with a winner and runners up (and maybe publishing). The average amount of entries for a challenge, divided by prize money, could work out how much time is devoted to comments for each.
You know, like if a Pixar animator devoted some time to judge animations and just said “a bit floaty” or “too snappy” it might be what someone needs who isn’t far off, to get where they need to go.