Newbs can't enter contest?

If I login and go to, The box near the upper right indicates that I’m not logged in. If I click on the ‘login’ button, it takes me to the login page and which redirects in three seconds to the forum main menu.

Is this the way it is supposed to work?

I just registered in order to see more info on Blu-Ray drives but figured I might as well enroll in the contest as long as I was here.



Maybe it is because the contest has expired. It seems the contest started mid January.

[I]‘We’ll be giving away one LG NAS and one LG BH12LS35 in this contest, that will last one full month.’[/I]