I have to say, they don't run contests like they used to. I just learnt about Dupont Corps' "Great Knot Search" contest. A panel of outdoor writers went through nearly 500 entries, looking for the best new, easy to tie, all-purpose fishing knot. They settled on Gary L. Martin of Lafayette, Indiana's design. Martin named the knot after the 1982 Knoxsville Worlds Fair where he unveiled and demonstrated it to the world for the first time.
Here's how its done. A clip from the always excellent Video Fishing Knots. I absolutely love this, I wonder if I've got enough pull to launch a "best new knot" contest. I doubt it.