As many of you know, today we had some problems with the email server and it crashed the contest account. I upgraded as soon as I saw this coming, but it takes about 24 hours for the upgrade to kick in. I have checked the account and we have space for one more day, and I am extending it until Saturday Oct 16th 2010 at midnight.

There have been a few of you who have submitted extremely large file sizes. I am asking that you keep them in the 2-5 range. If you have submitted a TIFF file 30MB in size, unfortunately, I will have to disqualify these. This was part of the problem with the email account crashing. Fortunately, you still have time to resubmit as a jpeg file in the 2-5mb size. For those of you who have not exceeded the 30MB size, do not worry about it.

As far as judging goes, it is hard to say when we will have results. I personally will go through all the images and select a pool for each category to go to the celebrity judges, after which Blog readers will vote for the winners. 1st Place winners will also be voted on for the Grand Prize winner. Please know I am doing my best to get the judging done as fast as possible, but it will take some time (maybe even a few weeks.) I will not be answering any more emails about when winners will be announced, just please keep an eye on the blog and you will see as soon as I know. 🙂

Thank you to everyone who has participated so far, its turning out to be a great contest. I am learning too about having these things and I hope to do a better job in planning these.

Best wishes