You are not the first to say such things. Not going to be the last either. Believe me I know from experience. However there is another side to the story. Put your self in their shoes for a moment. ADA is puting down pile of money for awards, Nature Aquarium Party expenses and all sorts of other costs around these events. All this for what - some common and well known pictures? Hell now. Of course they will aim for the best of shows at the party. And this is done with new, unfamiliar photos, not old news. I am not protecting ADA, but can not judge them either. As I said so many times. It is a business and as such it can not be other wise. The bottom line here is that if ADA business does not go well there will be no IAPLC either, nor any other contest of such scale.