First off, the forum contests area will not be in use until our activity increases. It's hard to have a contest with only a few people.
Elli and I, along with the help of Roddy15, are working on a plan to revive the forum. As MLN is starting to sharply decline in popularity, we plan to shift the focus of UMLN to the new Lego Minifigures MMO that is scheduled to be released in early 2014. Hopefully we will have an area developed by June, well ahead of the release date. Info on the MMO can be found here.
We would greatly appreciate any help during this transition, as well as getting the word out about this forum becoming a community for the new Lego MMO.
One thing you should all know is that we will NOT be getting rid of the MLN area, just shrinking it down a little bit.
We plan to post a full, in-depth topic about the plan around the time we debut the new area.
Be sure to check back for further updates!
~The staff at Universal MLN