Before we roll out our last entry, we just want to say that every entry was amazing and out of over 150 that we've received, we wish we could have posted them all.
But we can't.
So with #60 we end the submissions phase of our contest, and move on to counting up votes across all the sites and discovering our 12 finalists. Voting is open until Thursday at noon at all sites (local time is honored), so go vote if you haven't already.
Once again, we want to stress how hard it was to pick these 60 and that there are a large handful that could have been posted instead, but we had to draw the line somewhere and this is where we drew it.
All submittees should note, however, that we definitely were looking for a variety of approaches to color and that those entrees that were received first had a greater chance of being chosen as we saw them more and were comparing them with a smaller pool.
On the 16th, our last day for entries, we received A TON of entrees at the last minutes, and even though many were amazing and some better than earlier ones we'd posted, the competition by then for the empty spots in the second half of our draw was more intense.
AND ALL THAT SAID, we will be sneaking out some remarkable entries that didn't make the 60 in the next few weeks just to share the wealth and give these folks some props for their good work.
All the best, Maxwell