Yes, please include me in #6.
My suggestion regards film. If we're going to go color than I recommend Kodak's Portra 400VC.
I figure that ISO 400 will "cover" the seasons since - if the camera goes to a hemisphere that's in wintertime - light will be low and the 400 will be a welcome advantage.
Nonetheless, I've shot Portra 400 and the "grain penalty" vs. the 160 is not a big deal.
I'd like to see a subject/theme - but one that is fairly unequivocal (i.e. not some kind of art school esoteric assignment open to infinite interpretation). But I'm open to whatever folk decide.
BTW: if you decide to go B&W, I'd still suggest an ISO400 film speed - but don't have any favorites.