Thank you! How about that? Someone who thinks the same as I do. I have only entered one competition. My sole reason was to get professional critiques on the mounts I put in for judging. My opinion is at least half of those who enter do solely for the purpose of winning a ribbon so they can brag about winning and no other reason. I didn't say much when I was at the show I entered but I sure heard a lot. A lot of biotching that "the judges don't know what they are talking about," "my mount was better than (whoevers)," "I am never coming back to this show again," etc. One of my favorites was something like, "They will never know you didn't do the mount!" I know it happens but can you imagine being so desperate to win that you used somebody's work and displayed it as your own to win an award. My daughter overheard this comment and asked me about it. I told her, "You may be able to fool a judge into thinking it is yours but you but you can't fool yourself. You will always know it really wasn't yours and that ribbon was received as a result of deception."