Yeah, I was sure you'd make the list (NOT ONE of my favorite picks made the cut!). Now I'm not too sure of anything on DA contests anymore. I think (and may be wrong) that if a piece looks TOO professional, they cut it from the judging. If that's true, its discrimination. And if so, they should have contest for every level, to be fair. My two cents.
Spanks for that buddy. But that would be bizarre to say the least- cut a piece for being...too well done? But yeah, it seems a lot of people are wondering how the decision was made because my favorite pieces didn't get picked either even though I was positive they would be.
It might have made it to the finals had the # of entries was 25 as oppose to 15. We'll never know the all the reasons why some got picked and some didn't but I wouldn't count you out of all contest just yet. It's really just a bump in the road.