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Announcing the National Bulbagraphic photography contest, open to entries from New Pokémon Snap and Sword and Shield, with prizes for the winners! A thread with all the details on how to enter can be found here.
I'm hardly ever onto the IRC, myself. If I get in there at some point before it starts working for you, though, I'll let them know you want to talk to them. This is the guy who runs #Bulbabattle, so you can try PM'ing him if you want.
Well, like I said you'd have to ask in the IRC channel as that's where most tournaments are held from. Forum-wide tournaments with prizes and stuff need to be approved by the admins; and Archaic himself.
64 people would probably be hard to find, though. Even the Christmas tournament, where the prize was a Black or White pre-order, didn't get all that many participants.
If you watch the sales really closely, you could probably get a replacement DS Lite for $60 or less. Back in November I noticed that Zellers had them on sale for that price, and they'll only get cheaper as the 3DS gets closer.