Hello everyone, Zolarise here!
Just a quick reminder that the deadline for the semi-finals is coming up in under a month, and we haven't been getting all that much activity recently.
Also, from a discussion with the other judges, we have decided to be less lenient with giving out extensions. Three months is long enough for someone to complete their entry, and we understand that you do have other responsibilities and work outside of this OCT, nonetheless this is the semi-finals so some motivation and effort should be put into your entries, as well as meeting the necessary deadlines for this whole ordeal to work.
If you still require an extension, we will now be expecting some kind of evidence that you have started your entries or at least have current progress on them, and that you're not just completing everything at the last minute. Although this is a popular case, it is really irritating for other competitors who have completed their entries on time, as well as being confusing for the judges who have to judge entries at different times.
Good luck with your entries though, we are looking forward to more work from you guys! Let's make these semi-finals interesting!
SEMI-FINAL DEADLINE: MAY 1st 2014