I have seen many many threads about people asking if they can challenge artists to a trick they created. Every time, I have seen people claim that you can challenge, but the artist won't accept. I don't see why. Many people out there are really amazing magicians. After all, Aaron Fisher and Wayne Houchin came from some normal place didn't they? If people are good enough, why not let them challenge artists? Most people think that beating the artist is just not going to happen. However, it certainly can. I once saw a post in which someone challenged Wayne Houchin at Sinful. He claimed he was pretty good at it. Maybe he was. How will anyone find out if nobody gets that chance to show how good they are. By being able to compare with the artist, not only will the person learn where they are in comparison to the professionals, but they will also be able to gain recognition. Let's just say that the person who challenged Wayen to Sinful actually won. It doesn't mean that Wayne is bad. It means that the other guy is just really good. In times like today, people need a little break. If someone is good enough to defeat an artist at his own effect, then he deserves recognition. It takes dedication for such a feat, and if someone has the potential, they should get the chance. I'm not saying that everyone should start challenging artists. I am saying, let people show how good they are. Artists may not have too much time, but if they aren't busy, they should take a look at how others are doing. The artist challenges can be controlled. Maybe the video has to be submitted privately. Then, if T11 moderators or whoever thinks it is good enough, then the battle should start. I am just saying, there is no particular reason artists won't accept challenges. find out if people are good enough. Give them a chance. It could be the beginning of their professional career.