The Register claims that someone they know inside Apple told them that there never was a sculpture competition. If true, all the sculptors who wondered why they didn’t make the cut to be one of the 10,000 invited to the Apple competition, can now feel less insulted.
Perhaps the reason all those gullible media types fell for the scam (mentioning no names, eh? – Vulture Central’s backroom gremlins) is perhaps due to Apple themselves, whose reticent PR team operates with all the transparency of the NSA. They barely answer calls, let alone confirm or deny stories.
This is the Register reporting so, I’d wait for some confirmation before telling everyone it was a hoax. It is just as likely that their story is having some fun with the Apple PR team….