|While taking a shower... (anyone else do their best thinking in the shower?) ... I came up with an idea.
People like to feel their votes make a difference. Voting for say 5 photos all at 10 is acceptable, it might not be the most satisfying. What I propose is the ability to vote for the top three. You'd get a blue vote, a red vote, and a yellow vote. Worth 13 points, 12 points and 11 points respectively. You only get one of each for any individual challenge. Which would allow people to think long and hard about which they would theoretically like to win.
My reasoning comes after the master's challenge where people felt the need to vote lower on some images than they would have normally in order to feel they made a difference in the voting. Which isn't fair to the lowered photos. If they earned a 9 vote a 9. You're aren't helping your favorites, only hurting your "not as favorites".
To avoid abuse, and as an incentive to become a member, it should be a member's only feature.
I think it would be a fun way to help each voter feel like they are making a difference.