It's an ongoing problem that many in the community take issue with for the fact that many headgears have become exclusive to art contests, despite the fact less and less artists are left in the community to participate. The move to add them as participation prizes has compounded the issue by attracting people who create accounts for the sake of making posts to get the prizes. Many have argued that the headgears should be made available in in-game events as well, but that has fallen on deaf ears.
Actually most contests here were plagiarize contest from the very beginning .
Many self-claimed artists just copied color palette from commercial images , using them in the wrong way , drafting and editing pose from various sources , or just modified their old files into a new piece .
Plagarizing require creativity too , so Its still counted as creative .
I dont think you could expect people from the industry to join.
In art community , contests grand prize worth more than $3000.
Its not worth for them to join rng contest for little prize ... at all.