Just throwing this out there - intruder suggested an "Abandoned" contest in a previous thread. How about combining the two ideas? Four months is realistically only enough time for smallerish contest sized missions. Using abandoned missions, larger/grander levels could be achieved.
1) Use an abandoned mission from The Weary Taffer as a base.
2) Missions must have a scary/horror/Halloween theme.
As far as the poll goes, I'm fine with that, but I still think the poll results should be private/secret. Public polls will only deter people from voting truthfully.
Anyone else out there interested in hosting this time?