Dave, we seriously need to advertise this section a bit more. We need some new blood to make it an actual competition! Is there any point in voting this month?
When I first became a Mod, I tried lots of things to boost interest in the site (as most of the Mods have). It took a lot of effort to achieve anything, and that was before the Russian Hack and the other technical issues knackered the site. Unfortunately, my life has become significantly busier since then, so I don't have time to do it.
However, I agree we do need more interest, so if you have ideas for getting new people involved in HOES or the site...