@Acolet: If, by your own admission, they cannot win, why are they gifted a place in the next round? There are only a finite number of spots, all you are doing is blocking other people from winning.
As I said last time, if an artist accepts a commission and ignores their employer's brief they don't get paid.
It's just so soul crushing to work so hard on a piece, pouring many hours into it, following the rules, and to find several slots of the 30 finalists filled with pieces that have ignored rules that you have bent over backwards to fulfil. Please help me understand your reasoning.