lol motive-a, you are taking this way too seriously.
This is a community project and this space is reserved for announcements and exchange of opinions.
Everyone is entitled to its own opinion. You can agree or not but that is your right.
And... for "exceptional consideration and professionalism"... man, you have seen they gave 4 stars to copy of original GAP logo.
In-house designers as judges... pretty vague statement. Can they provide some credentials, name graphic design awards they won, exhibitions they participated in, famous logos they designed?
Sorry if I am not convinced in "exceptional consideration and professionalism" of people involved in judging this contest.
They did nothing to reassure me so far, quite the opposite.