Kitty I have had the same question for a while. Thank you for bringing it up!
The last GUI Champs had terrible numbers as far as attracting a lot of traffic, and to be honest it's difficult to get people to participate even in simple contests. We have like 3 entries for the CFX contest so honestly I don't see many contests in the future at all.
ID you know for years I entered nearly every contest there was, I have uploaded 2 summer style cursors since the start of thee contest ,not putting them in was primarilly for the reason of wanting other skinners to enter.
That's such a shame...the GUI Champs always seemed to bring out the absolute best of the best.
I agree whole heartedly as a matter of fact my daughter is still using PlasticFantastic on her PC.
DaveBax I agree with you on several points .
I would be glad to do either:
guarantee my entry I loved the GUIC
Take my self out to help in any other fashion
Noteably I think the options for exposure are higher this year than in years past with social exposure like Facebook etc....
A good example my wife and myself have WC as a friend consequently the other day a Facebook friend of my wife's asked her "what was skinning and what did I do?"
(this person does not know me or her persnally)
She explained then I sent out DL links for the free version of CFX to peak thier interest I found out that now thier whole circle of friends is running CFX.
I offer what ever I can to help as I believe GUIC's are very important (as I do audio/video) I would even be willing to donate a prize dealing with PC's or Audio/Video electronics