thanks Vladimir for the comment, I agree competitions need to be transparent, it’s good to be reminded that we live in the world of politics and connections. SO even if u have the very good design u will be a winner, sad truth…..
It reminds me one competition I idid in Lodz,Poland where the winner for the big square had a photo of Toronto waterfront form the book “1000 LA projects” as visualisation of “his” idea for the square. No comment …….
so , if I can recommend a solution for everyone taking part in competitions – make sure u like what u doing, u like your design, then u will have at least satisfaction from it and something to your portfolio too 🙂 unfortunately we cant change the rules