I voted in all the categories yesterday (which took forever -- there are some great builds in those threads). Tonight, my brother signed in to his account because me raving about the tournament piqued his interest and he was going to go through and vote on the ships, but it wouldn't let him. Instead of the clickable bubbles, he just got the red line that I got AFTER I was done voting.
CE is right... contest or no contest, LEGO is a hobby about building and creating. There is absolutely nothing to stop anyone in the contest or not in the contest from building and sharing what they want in the MOC Showcase. I encourage anyone who has an idea to put it together and share it.
If the above post didn't offend you, you're probably reading it wrong.