I had understood that the premise of this competition was not to compete with others but to compete with oneself and that our submissions would be judged, at least to an extent, on how much effort was put into improving and going beyond our usual compositions.
In fact that's the only reason I took part, if you remember, that the premise of how it would be judged seemed less like a competition and more like a challenge for each individual.
In that respect I feel a little mislead. I'm not sore about not being number 1 or whatever, this is genuine (in fact, by how I had understood it probably would have come lower down in the rankings if anything). I just don't think I would have taken part if I had known it would be judged this way since I have a personal philosophy against competition based around art as creativity is completely subjective and not something you can measure or fully understand.