I just have a quick question. Is it normal for composition contests to require that you give your social security number? I plan to enter in a few contests this summer, and all of them asked for entrants to give their SSN and even put the last four digits on the score, but not their name. I found that curious, but the contests seem legitimate as far as I can tell. One is being held by the University of South Carolina, and two others by Ithaca College. All of them asked for it. Is this standard procedure?