With the growth of contests, payout and being cook friendly will mean some conest will be going away. Even with contests going away, nest year will have more total contests than this year.
We are rewriting the KCBS sanctioning packet, there have been some contests that wanted to change payouts (lower them) after advertizing and taking enties. Should be a interesting year coming up.
To get a better piece of chicken you'd have to be a rooster