I am confused on how someone else can be chosen as the winner when the CH didn’t choose a specific winner but did rate entries as their favorites. It seems to me that those high rated entries should take precedence over other entries that were marked by contestants as their best entries. The specific contest that I am talking about is the following contest, https://www.squadhelp.com/domainContest/4985/Need_a_Company_and_Domain_Name#tab-1 where I was clearly the leading contestant. In my opinion, the leading participants should take a much higher precedence in these contests where no winner has been selected by the CH. I can understand selecting a random winner in a contest where there have been NO favorites made by the CH…but to totally disregard the what the CH has chosen so far as their highest favorites seems unfair in my opinion. In this particular contest, I had two of the 4 star entries out of the 6 four star entries rated by the CH…which would lead me to believe that I had the winning entry in this contest.
It is my suggestion that you make the “Best Entry Selection” process to only apply to those contests where NO favorites have been selected by the CH…& any contests where even one favorite has been chosen by the CH but no winner is selected, then the contest will automatically go to the leading contestant…for it is my opinion that they hit the mark on what the CH was looking for in the first place and they should be awarded the prize amount for being chosen by the CH as the best selection to fit their criteria.