This thread raised my hackles by the mocking statement "Is it due to their superior feeling or a fear of not winning the contest?"
ISC does not approve of mocking those with weak English and writing skills and, in fact, encourages all members to wholeheartedly participate in all forum discussions, activities and contests. Similarly, it is very discourteous and distasteful to taunt those with a good grasp of the language at their non-participation in creative writing contests. Never connect English skills with participation in contests. It is alright to analyse the fact that fewer members participate in a certain type of contest and more in others and try to gauge the reason (such as the contest not being interesting or having few prizes), but to bring up the matter of English "superiority" is really uncalled for. It is entirely the prerogative of a member to decide which contest to participate in.
It is hoped such mocking threads are not raised again.
When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell