I've noticed that a number of the winning images regularly have zero points because another image by the same entrant has earned points as a winner at higher position. Does anybody know the total number of entrants, and how many images each entrant submitted? Or to approach this another way, is it possible to swamp the competition with a large number of images to increase the chance that one of them might be what the judges like this month? This approach would remove the need for an entrant to select their best image(s) for submission, and increase the burden on the judges by adding to the number of entries to view. Also, I suspect that some APOY images have previously been published in AP, but I cannot be sure because there may have been a long gap the article and the APOY round. Are there any rules about this, particularly if the image has previously been used in an AP article for which a payment was made?