Monthly Art Contest
Started in early 2010, the Monthly Art Contest — though no longer truly monthly(!) — quickly became a staple feature of Smeargle's Studio, and attracted great Studio names over and over again to participate and to test their sleight of brush. Originally started by incredibly-talented traditional artist Bucky, the hosting of the MAC has since passed onto the incredibly-non-talented Alchemator, and continues to be a forum-favourite.
Here is a complete record of the top 3 pieces of art from every MAC since it began, all those competitions ago. The top 2 of each contest, starting from MAC #9, are featured in the article "Smeargle's Studio Update" in The Smog, with an analysis of both pieces.