I think Hovlane is on to something here. I had a great time, but I did notice that certain events needed specific skills. My team, for example, kind of suffered in the audio events like the laugh and the singing because we didn’t have an audio person available. Zepfur, meanwhile, got pretty much all the art jobs and showed a level of love and madness worthy of Kinzo.
I think, if the event were to be done again, I would suggest the following steps:
FIrst, during the sign ups have a list of skill areas people can sign up for. Some can draw. Some can sound/video edit. Some can do creative writing and trivia. Then when the teams are divided you can take some steps to roughly balance the teams out.
And the other half of this is, like Hovlane suggested, vary the deadlines by the type of challenge and just have awareness of how long certain things take. Something like trivia or horrible joke cosplay can and should be done with a tight deadline, but drawing a masterpiece takes a bit longer.
But like I said, I had a great time, and these are more suggestions for refinement than complaints or anything like that.