Yes, all of those things will
Anything that I can showcase, that adds value to the newbs web experience. If you look at some of the other communities (such as TF2F) they have collections of howtos, guides, videos, pictures, etc. I like the idea of having that sort of depth, so rather than just jacking all their content ebaums style, it makes more sense to try to reward the creation of new quality material on the newbs server. When I get a free moment I'd like to either create or set up a dedicated screenshot repository (without size and dimension limitations), where the newbs server can host all of the pictures on the 'official' screenshots site.
Cottonmouth: it was actually seeing the shout out on your tps report video that got me thinking on this.
All those other things sound great to me. Also, if someone releases something real cool right after something you create comes out don't think thats the end of the road. I will be evaluating all work/efforts that have ever happened. For example, lets say I give the award to koans for his aristotle drunk audio recording collection, next week Cottonmouth could still win for his video from this week.