Daniel Frank says the only thing keeping that poster from winning was the failure to incorporate a picture of that little kid with his arms off. (Like this poster did.) If I had it to do all over again, I'd insist on having the soldier stand on the poor feller's torso to put up the flag. Is that a wrong thing to say?
Update: Michele has some more thoughts on the poster exploiting that kid's injuries. Also, I just noticed that the four missing spaces on the main contest page are in the shape of a knight's move in chess. I hereby dub myself Sir Pranks-A-Lot.