Seventeen Hours Left!

Gotta say, I’m impressed with both the turnout and the quality of submissions so far. If I had a free week here at the end of summer, I’d definitely spend it deconstructing the choices some entrants made in cracking this particularly tough design nut.

Here’s the current list. Add your name before 23h59 Pacific Standard Time tonight. We’ll announce winners Monday morning.

Alice Mercer
Diane Cordell
Dave Stacey
Colette Cassinelli
John Pederson
Marcie Hull
Chris Duke
Ethan Bodner
Nancy Bosch
Glenn Moses
Carolyn Foote
Kevin Hodgson
Graham Wegner
Paul Williams
Tracy Rosen
Jeffrey Pierce
Gail Desler
Ms. H.
Mr. H.
Neil Winton
Mindy Jurus

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  1. Alright, Dan…the countdown is now official.

    Curious. Have you sent me, and/or Scott, ‘directions’ for the judging process, time-line, and your vision for assuring quality assessment as we go through a really remarkable set of entries?

    And will you be sending pizza our way to massage the long hours ahead? (he smiles curiously)

    Cheers to you for pulling off a brilliant on-the-fly concept. No doubt that it will pick up steam — beyond a ‘meme’ scheme — in the days/weeks/months ahead. Anxious to see not only who we see as the clearcut winner (or winners) at evaluation’s end, but also what the post-beta version (2.0 — oops, sorry for using that phrase on your blog ;) my friend) will be in time (much like what year two over at the Univ of Chicago will be like, as well.

    Cheers and good luck getting us in motion this weekend.

  2. I don’t doubt the judges have a grueling deliberation period ahead of them but neither do I doubt their capability to remain clear-headed without curbside pizza delivery.

    I mean, what are we here if not professionals?

  3. Do you guys live close? Or will the pizza be virtual? Maybe you could just meet at a virtual Pizza Hut in Second Life. Thanks Dan for a fun contest.

  4. Okay, it is officially 1:00 am (on the dot) here in Ft. Worth, Texas.

    I’ve reviewed all projects and offered lengthy evaluations. Dan and Scott have an email with my decisions in their in-boxes. I’m tired…but loved the process…and the variety of ways everyone responded to the contest.

    The top 3 really stood out. Several made me jealous. All taught me something about them as people. A great collection to be asked to review and explore.

    Thanks, Dan — Cheers, Christian

    P.S. Now…where is my pizza? And don’t send me a Second Life link with a 50cents-off coupon to go to Dominoes.