First congrats to the semifinalists. There's some really good ones in here. It'll be interesting to see who wins - Good luck everyone (=
I always feel weird when I'm about to say something negative about a contest I've participated in. No matter what, it'll always seem like comments from someone who doesn't take loosing very well. I also don't want to spoil the mood for the semifinalists, since I truly mean it, when I say there are some really good ones in the mix.
But I'm a bit disappointed with the judging of the semifinalists.
I know art is subjective. I know they might just be looking for something else. I know mine wasn't the most inspired piece (I would have done better had I played the game, I think).
But it seems that some of the artwork in the semifinals ... well. Shouldn't really be there. Some of the rules haven't been followed. Maybe I'm a stick-in-the-mud, but if a piece doesn't follow *all* the rules of a contest, it shouldn't be eligible for a semifinalist spot - no matter how awesome-looking the art is or how great the idea is.
I'll just cross my fingers that the actual 1st, 2nd and 3rd price goes to someone who *did* follow all the rules