I was also wondering, are the people who win always master photographers with amazing cameras? )
I've got a Canon Powershot SD1400 and I won 3rd place in the last photo contest.
I'm definitely no master photographer either, I just spend a lot of time playing with my camera.
Hehehe, i have a crap camera and i never get a prize
Tho', my plants never look that good for the contests
Aww why not? Just bad timing?