Rick is a true professional. It would have taken 5+ revisions for any other competitor to get even close to where Rick took the design in just one attempt.
There is something that evolves a design brief toward the final product. That inventive step that brings disparate concepts into a meaningful whole. It's what you hope for when you create a contest. It's what you pay for. It's an intuition. A pattern recognition for what works. Rick has that. And that's why you need him working for you.