I just read an appeal of Benj Arriola who joined the Vorgermilten SEO contest. However, as it is going now, the contest is being dubbed as a hoax by some of the participants as the contest page is already gone.
Benj Arriola's entry ranked well on Google and Yahoo. He can also be considered as one of the contest winners. That is if he remained number 1 in Google to win at least US$10,000.
I wonder how will this affect the credibility of SEO contests in the future.