And thus we have a teachable moment to move forward from.
Nari, I answered your question about this topic via help, when you wrote in, so there really was no need to start a forum thread on it, unless said answer was insufficient, then you could have written in again and we could have clarified.
That said, I was not aware of any rule changes after the comp entrants made their posts, otherwise I would have adjusted my reply to encompass that. I was under the assumption that you had a comp entrant who deliberately ignored your rules and wasn’t responding to query about it, the way your question sounded.
Moving forward , comp hosts should be specific about what they’re looking for, when setting up a comp and give a heads up in the thread if making edits to the initial opening post.
Its is clear that the competition rules were changed after people had entered, and led to a poem being deemed as unsuitable.
I am sure you will agree that setting out clear rules before you create a competition is paramount. The competition creator did move the goal posts after entries were made and I had a very amicable discourse in messages that were a learning experience for both of us :-)))))))))