I'm not much of a contest entrant, so the idea of 'You've got to be in it to win it' makes sense to me. I don't enter so I don't win - see how this kind of attitude cleverly intimates that if I were to enter, well, all bets would be off...
So, some contests I've come across - don't be a lurker like me, enter! If you win I will buy you a latte. Venti, not Trenta.
at Query Shark:
at Nathan Bransford