The OP wrote, "I'd think with all the Oompa Loompas at the Chocolate Factory that they could do a better job rejecting the obvious spam emails. If they did it would make checking for the occasional false positives in my spam folder a teeny bit easier." In other words, he's saying that he wants Google to reject the mail before it gets to his spam folder. He's not complaining about the efficacy of their spam filters, but is instead suggesting that Google should find a way to reject it before it even hits his spam folder.
This is the kind of contest that no participant who's qualified should ever compete in. It's the same kind of crap as the 'design our new logo' contests or 'shoot your own commercial (for us)' contests.
Little if any talk about http://convergence.io/ — watch the linked bulletproof youtube about why SSL certs are so broken and why this package would be so awesome (if popular).
The difference between a career and a job is about 20 hours a week.