R u saying that to be in the contest, we need to open a Live acct.
Not a live account, no. At least I don't believe so. However, you DO need to send them all the relevant information that you would normally have to send to open a live account. Perhaps they DO open a live account for you once you're verified but I'm not sure. Either way, it's ridiculous and should not be expected. It's unheard of and retarded.