Thank you for your response. What you are saying makes sense about the number of entries affecting the turnaround time. In fact I did already learn a great deal about Faceting as a direct result of this competition but as you explained, the judge’s input will be invaluable and I do look forward (though perhaps not patiently) to receiving their feedback. I look forward to September then or whenever things get wrapped up. In the meantime I have started a Cleopatra’s Eye in white CZ which will keep me engaged for a while.