From: Pittsburgh, PA
I was able to enter the rhino show without a problem (although it did keep telling me my piece wasn't entered, but it was).
I just went to look from the front page it says that the Rhino show deadline has passed (yet I entered ok), motion photography is still open, and Bonsai & familiar are both closed.
I don't want to be critical, but seriously, why is this an issue every single month? I don't always enter so it doesn't affect me, but every month I see people trying to enter on the last day but the shows are closed.
Here's why it's an issue: the deadline is midnight. When we tell the database the show ends on the 31st, it ends it at 12:01 am on the 31st. So the entry date the database has is April 1. But the date you guys need to know is March 31.
The reason why the Motion Photography show *looks* more open is because when it hits the last day of the month, the entry instructions go away, and in that case, it also took entrants' ability to pay for their entry away. So I had to manually move the date today, and will have to move it back to the real end date in roughly an hour so that people can't keep entering past the entry date.
I know it's a pain. I have explained to Bill why this is an issue for folks. And right now, this is the best system we have without a person being required to manually turn shows on and off. And my very best advice is simply don't wait until the last minute to enter.
Get out of the vacuum and express yourself!