I think it makes sense if both the contest over at IM and the proposed contest here at AM coincide so people could compete in both if they so choose. I see that as a benefit to both contests and both boards as you will see competitors swinging over from both sides. I don't know how board politics might play into such an arrangement, but it can always be an 'unofficial' collaboration. I really don't see a downside to either board in having the shows coincide, but there are upsides of more traffic, new members, and greater involvement of members. I think these cyber contests are a great way to give people who wouldnt' choose to do a live show an opportunity to engage in competition in a comfortable setting, their own home, and also offer a unique experience in that you actually get to see your competition progressing alongside you, which provides great motivation to push harder toward your own goals. Personally, I know I will do the IM contest over this one if I have to choose between them because I have a history with it, but I will also do the contest here if the timeline works out. I know others dedicated to the IM contest who would probably do the same.