I wanted to post this link for people to check out.
Author Toni Andrews wrote an seven part article entitled, "Confessions of a Contest Judge: The Five Most Common Problems Found in Beginning Writers’ Submissions and How to Fix Them."
You can find it here: http://toniandrews.bravejournal.com/
It's a well written article, engaging, and easy to understand, especially for beginning writers, like me.
I encourage people to check it out. =)