When I created my account on this wiki, one of the first things that I noticed was all of the contests. There were so many contests going on that I thought that there wasn't any point in participating because they just felt cheapened to me. On the flip side, I became worried when it was announced that all future contests would need Administrator approval because I figured that contests would become too rare (non existent). Despite my feelings at the time, I kept my mouth shut (I'm glad I did) and have been pleasantly surprised with how things have turned out (sorry for the skepticism admins).
In my eyes contests have become special and gained relevance on this wiki. I even celebrated nine authored Creepypasta by entering a contest so that my tenth would be a contest entry (although my ninth Creepypasta sat in the Writer's Workshop for so long that the tenth got published on the wiki proper before the ninth). I've now come to regard entering contests as an option that I can turn to when I run out of ideas.
I just feel that things are now how they should be on the contest front. I'm really happy with how things have turned out. I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for more contests to enter in the future.
Dear reader(s), what are your thoughts on contests and the changes regarding them?