Awesome, glad you guys like the idea! Agreed that folk who are interested could start on things now, or finish up stuff they're working on already. Even if it ends up not being an official showreel, it'll still be great to have something with current examples in. Could be a new one each year around this time, see how things develop and change over the course of 12 months.
I've edited my first post to credit you for the original montage video, since the idea to do one was yours to begin with almost a year ago
I think the deadline should be at least a few months away. I know quite a few users who are working on some really impressive stuff that would look great added to a showreel and would deserve the chance to submit something.
A few months I think would be fair, and it might then coincide with v1.0 (with luck).
Ashley, David, any official opinion on this? Don't want to step on any toes if you guys already have something planned.