I think the majority of mog has this defeatist attitude that the stars of art section already beat them out, so why bother? I'd like to see some more ideas and designs flow in, not everyone necessarily likes the "professional" touch all the time.
Besides that it wouldn't hurt to have a little more advertising of these contests on the site, especially on the forum page. I don't even go to the main page anymore since I just type www . mymmogames . net/forum =/