> First and foremost, your requirement that we submit images
> without a copyright notice makes me acutely uncomfortable. Though I don't
> ascribe any such motive to you, such a requirement makes it easy to just
> take our images and use them without even acknowledging the artist. At
> very least, we should be given an explanation as to why you don't want a
> copyright notice on the image.
To preserve anonymity, so judges wouldn't recognize artists.
Note that all art is copy-wrought as it is created. "No copyright notice" is
not the same as "no copyright".
The (c) notice is just a tactic.