Hi Dinisuru Madawala 🌏, thanks for reaching out and contributing to the publication.
This should have been made public, and I will take fault for that, but as we did not receive many contestants for the contest, we decided to end it prematurely (as we reserved the right to do in the attached rules) and not award a prize to the few entrants. Also, we were not aware that you were an entrant because we never received an email from you as instructed by the article you responded to. Perhaps that is why we didn’t think there were many entrants. Most (all but less than may be three) of the articles published on Mark Growth were never a part of the contest.
What we’ve been planning to do, however, is try to contest again on a smaller scale with less restrictions so that more writers can participate and be awarded more frequently. We have not decided when that will occur. But will keep you updated.
We understand how this might make you feel about our publication and we apologize for the confusion and failure to communicate. We appreciate your contributions to the publication and hope you will continue. We are working hard to get to a point where we can regularly compensate our high performing writers, like yourself.
We have taken down the article as to not cause more confusion, but please email us at email@example.com and we can discuss further.