|It's definitely permissible to make QSOs for non-contest awards, but it's helpful to everyone when you submit your contest log to the sponsor. It helps you by providing a detailed report on your own copying accuracy. It helps other operators by providing more data to cross-check with their accuracy reports, and it helps the sponsor to more fairly adjudicate the final results. Please consider submitting your contest logs. If you wish to have your log omitted from the scoring results, just submit a check log.