The strongest 16 entries in each region were chosen by our judges and have been moved into the bracket.
In our bracketed voting period (beginning 10/20) each regional finalist will compete for reader's votes until only one remains. Each bracketed face-off lasts 24 hours — voting is open from 3:00 am (EST) to 3:00 am the next day (12:00 am (PST)).
The four finalists from each U.S. region will compete against one another on Thursday, 10/30.
The two finalists who remain will compete against one another from Friday, 10/31, until noon PST on Monday, 11/3, at which point voting will be closed and the winner announced.