Agreed with Pyro, I wouldnt really call it "cheating". I'd just call it an perk that comes with winning one of the SOTWs. In the end all that matters is the quality of the entry and in most cases a week is fairly enough for someone to come up with a decent entry.
...I mean c'mon, I've entered sigs in past SOTWs that I've made years ago. ;D
To add there's really no way for us to tell when a member starts on their entry so in the end there isnt much that we can do about it.
Ooh okay.... Well i'm sorry that i asked. I just think that i've read that somewhere, but anyway just forget it.....