Unfair contests

Partiality in examinations
Jury bias in the award of prizes
Lack of impartiality of competition judges
For many years, three of the great French publishing houses have taken 80% of the top literary prizes. It is claimed the juries are made up of publishing houses' authors, who are bashful about voting against their own publishers. The advantage to the author-juror is book sales and the occasional offer of generous advances on unwritten work, a collected edition of their work, key interviews, or employment in the media.
(F) Fuzzy exceptional problems