No, I meant a design for this site actually...but you are correct: if the team doesn't want the added custom theme (it should not be too bad if just index.template/css were changed though
) to the site, thats a no-no then.
But if thats not a big(ish) issue, it could be interesting to see what people come up with. Theres also the static content on themesite/modsite/downloads/about etc. that could be taken in consideration then. I am aware it might be a daunting task, personally I don't fel that..but that might have something to do with me working on those things when I was on team lmao.
In any case: a contest COULD be used as a sort of "idea-tank" where - if the team wants - a sitetheme could be made from later on. It would also show how perhaps interested designers would perceive SMF in the future.
But again off-topic, my apologies for that.