Update: The contest notice has been posted at Nominations for the best answer of the fourth quarter 2017 I am glad to note that @apaul has put up 500 points for the first prize and I shall post a 300 points bounty myself for the second best voted answer. @Snow has also kindly volunteered to share points, presumably the bounty of 150 for the third prize.
However, only one answer has been nominated in the first week -- I nominated it -- and the contest expires on Feb 1. So please do nominate a few more deserving answers and vote on them!
Original question (archived here):
When I asked a meta question about the 150th day awards contest in November there was a general consensus that we were going towards the quarterly award pattern with the first contest to be announced in January for answers submitted in the period October 1 to December 31.
So December 31 is past as is January 15.
Are we ready to announce the quarterly awards contest for October-December 2017?
I suppose the awards pattern will be 500, 300 and 200 points bounty for the first, second and third voted answers.
Members who wish to contribute award bounties can pledge their awards by writing short answers to this meta question. Please specify which prize you want to support and what amount you shall donate.
If members are in agreement and once we get all those awards pledged, I request a moderator to put up the formal contest notice.