Yep, there's a fee for entering so that limits the number of entrants in a big way. Last year they only had 6,000 entries as opposed to a free site competition like DCMAG UK where they received 120,000 entries last year and 80,000 entries from two years ago when I joined. But I figured it was the way to go to get some "serious" eyes to look at the images.
Still wondering how that image got through. The others were really all out in terms of effort. If you remember my backstory to this image, I just snapped a few from off the television set and posted it in TP a week or so later.
Haven't figured out an entry for 2011. Let's see if something "clicks"