I think we should go with anything goes for the first one. It'll give people a chance to get acquainted with the competition. After that we can move on to specific themes. I'm thinking we could do themes of certain series which is a given since this is a manga website but we should also branch out and do different themes like "only in pencil", "digital work", "nature" and such.
i agree and disagree... i agree with the first being free, but that part of digital work... meh, some of us only are here because we are no good at photoshop and/or similar, so i think we each one should be free to use whatever he like, my suggestion is that we use the same method od the Sig of the Week thread, but instead of a weekly its monthly, i already gave some suggestions (OC, fanart, self-portrait, portrait, nature etc...)