The Contest is to Honor those that actively participate in our "Your Ride Section". Every nomination is checked against the threads of that Section. And ones not found there started within the 30 day time period don't make the Poll.
In the Past I've read some whining. If You can't take the time to share and familiarize your Car, I don't want to hear it. Petty childish behavior always seems to creep into these things, marring the efforts of some who really like to show their car and photography. This Contest has made the Section a very enjoyable asset and It'* nice to take a break from Admining and look at some great cars and photo journal skills.