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However, if a currently a legitimate novice keeps on submitting in the novice category only, when is he/she "forced" out of it? How many points, awards, etc., does a novice has to earn in the novice category before Pixoto says "Enough is enough, you are not a novice anymore"?
Given the fact that only very few folks earn cash awards, there is absolutely no incentive for currently legitimate novices to switch category. Novices can keep on accumulating points and become top photographers without ever having to move to the "big leagues!"