Here ya go: TRC Gallery
I changed the cat depth value back to 1 though.
After talking to the "man upstairs", we don't the sub cats showing on the main index at all. What we want is to have both the Competition and Conferences categories display the same way Member Galleries does on the main index. But, I don't want users to be able to upload directly to those categories. #3 in my original post still applies as well.