As a loyal follower/watcher, and after going over the "finalists" for the umpteenth time, it sickens me that you did not get picked. I know I am beating a dead horse and may even be bitter on my own behalf, but come on. This should have won the whole damn thing. Absolutely pathetic actions by DA. Oh well. Great job. Again.
Your piece should have made the contest easily. I think this is the last "contest" I'm entering at DA. The judges picked some really great pieces, and then in contrast - picked some of the worst works I've seen on the planet. I'm done.
Hey, really hope that news article was a fake because I was rooting for your piece to get in the top 100! You were one of the successful few who conveyed action and captured the fighting spirit and it was seriously in the top 10 of most viewed!