Littlesister wrote: ↑I would think that Vilmark wins because he spends the time and effort entering contests, I assume he belongs to more than one group which would be helpful, I would assume he also is on facebook and twitter. He would probably check to the news feeds to see if there are any new contests. He also probably also double checks the rules and any skill-testing questions to make sure they are correct. He also shares this information with the group (karma). Companies cannot hand pick contest winners to their liking.
If you enter on a regular basis you will eventually win.
I don't believe that companies choose Mark, but they definitely choose who they want to if they are unethical. Some only want a winner who fits their target demographic, and will make sure that such a person wins, instead of the first person picked from the drum. MOST do not do this, but there are definitely some very large, (formerly) respected companies who do.