I honestly think it wouldn’t be that hard to implement. After all, with the whole 2020 Seed Developing thing, THT were able to keep track of everyone who bought seeds in games and were able to send those seeds out to those who created the game. This, I feel, would be easier to implement than that because all they have to is the seed-sending out part. But, you are right, this is probably not top priority with all the other awesome new updates THT is working on
Yes, that’s a good idea. The finalists (if they were rewarded), could be given the equivalent of a mushroom/plant. 3rd could get 20, which is not really the price of anything. 2nd could get 30, which would be helpful if what we discussed in Seeds for non-subscribers were implemented (talking specifically about the beta editor bit). But, this will still work without that being implemented. And 1st could get 50, which, like you mentioned, is the price of custom art, which could be used to buy custom art. Of course, THT gets to decide the seed amounts given, those are just suggestions.
Like a badge that was seen on their profile, or something different? Because there are already labels on the project thumbnails stating “1st place winner”, etc. However that isn’t implemented for the finalists besides the Top 3, so this would be cool to implement .