I have a tiny suggestion. I think that maybe contests should have some sort of panel of judges instead of just letting the readers judge. Why? People vote for themselves and people vote for their friends or people they respect. Does the right person always win? No, I don't think so. I have looked through some of these contests and literally thought this: Why the hell did that piece win? I know, I know. Call me horrible. I don't care. It just seems that the voting can be VERY biased.