Here is a classic tale of "In-house favouritism."
In the Dark Tales competition for Sept 2011, Rowan Bowman got 1st & 2nd netting £750.
I may be wrong, but to me this looks like an editor LOOKING for a writers work.
I have seen it on other sites as well, it really makes you want to say.
"WHY the hell am I wasting my time, when these people WILL ALWAYS win."