This is an open forum and not in particularly I am pointing fingers.
Client asked for design and not HTML and she quote - "We may discuss. In general we need everything, but this might be done by different freelancers" .
Why would a person submit HTML with effects. Firstly your design is not approved, you are unaware what the client really likes. So the only option comes to mind is, this is theme only the logo and colour has been changed.
This is not copyright or creativity. Our fellow designers are spoiling the market. If the client wanted a ready made theme she would spend to get design + HTML.
Why is she going for an exclusive design contest. We have worked hard to create design. Please stop doing shortcuts :)
Impressing and satisfying the client with our own work is essential rather than stealing a design or theme of some other client.
I would like to apologies to all. Best wishes to the creative designer:)