Thank you for you comments!
Painting contest won't be an alternative to ME, I think it would be an addition and another opportunity to paint miniatures.
ME takes place twice a years, so there is plenty of thime to something more.
I am in the middle of writing the rules, when i'm ready I'll post them for futher discussion:)
2011 - 83, 2012 - 38, 2013 - 27