You can't win.
Earlier this year I decided to enter as many songwriting contests as I can find. I used to be kind of averse to the contests. Not because I don't believe in them, but because I felt that I was in a genre outside of them. That genre is rock and roll, and I think of songwriting contests being geared toward every other genre but rock. Maybe I'm wrong. I hope I'm wrong because I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to win.
Isn't that the point of entering a contest?