The details of the contest are as follows: The UCS commissioned six comics to go in their yearly calendar, the other six would be decided by the contest in the aforementioned tweet. I had to wonder: Why not just commission 6 more comics? It's not like money was an issue. The problem with contests is that, unless you win, you've done work for no pay. Depending on the amount of entries, a company can basically "commission" thousands of pieces of work, but only pay for what they want. As a non-winner, If you're lucky and read the contract2, you might end up keeping the rights to your work. Maybe you can publish it someplace else. But more than likely, the piece was created with the contest in mind, and you just wasted your time chasing a carrot on stick. With all that in mind, I retweeted the contest proposal and posed my query.