Hey. Don't really know how to say this, but I will try.
I've seen a number of amazing chops/edits etc. And I know art is subjective blah-di-blah, I get that, I think in general, everyone has different taste. My issue is however, that someone who spends something like 5 hours on an edit, then ends up on the, let's say, 2nd page of the contest entries, and by that time, the 1st page entries already have the majority of the vote, making it impossible for the 2nd pagee's to even come close to competing (no matter how awesome their chop is).
Has it ever been done/considered to not allow votes until after the entry time, to give everyone a fair chance? I just think that people should be able to see ALL the entries before they can vote, because I've been watching the contests and a lot of the time on page 2 or 3 there are entries where you can see the effort the chopper put into the image, but because he/she/it didn't upload it soon enough, they didn't stand a chance.
Does that make sense?
Sorry if this has been discussed before, I've looked around but not found anything. If it has, then please delete this and I'll zip it.