Running a contest is a lot of work. It’s going very well though.
I was expecting 30-40 entries. Hoping for 60 to cover the finalist prizes. Ended up with 87. So I will be able to do more random prizes. I haven’t yet looked at every entry but the ones I’ve seen are pretty good. Lots of interesting concepts and even a few that look ready to publish.
I’m getting more judge feedback forms than I can even look at. As of this writing I’ve gotten 571 forms. And there are still a lot of days left to judge.
So overall this has been a great experience. We’ll see how smoothly sending back the feedback goes. It will be a a lot of work. I’ll be looking into ways to help automate things for next year. But now I have to start on some random prizes.