Apple bans non-MAS apps from Apple Design Awards
Back in December Apple made clear that it does not want Java apps in its store. Now the company took the next step: non-MAS (Mac App Store) apps are banned from the Apple Design Awards (see Ars Technica).
I fail to recognize how using a particular sales channel is a sign of good design, but I'm sure Apple knows what it's doing to boost sales. Its sales.