Some people say that Design21 didn't give main prize because MCA-I NY and the UN made an intervention which according to them falls under: "tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes beyond its control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Competition."
I'll believe in that when I see Design21 suing MCA-I NY and the UN. Until than I believe to none of the 3 parties responsible for organizing of contest and their official explanations. I'm not even among finalists picked by jury but I'm still protesting because I find it shameful and dishonest towards all the participants.
5000$ is nothing compared to price they'll have to pay to reestablish trust and reputation after this farce.