not only judges are sick and tired of seeing fisheye photos, participants and viewers (myself) are feeling the same as well. Not one competition but almost all competition have at least one fisheye photo selected for the competition.
that's why i said boring. Nothing against the first winner, but the rest (especially the second winner, i feel that a non fisheye shoot works better - at least no horrible distortion to those human subjects) ? more then half are fisheye shooters, some obviously cannot make it but dunno why the judge picked them, probably the judges themselves aren't photographers and are wow by these "amazing" distortion which normal shots cannot do.