i’ve entered both early and late and while the earlier do appear to have an advantage concept and execution count for more here.
what i really don’t understand about the voting is when my on theme entry gets pounded by an off theme crappy lame snapshot. or when my barely on theme entry does better than someonelses right on theme one.
so in summary, enter what you want, when you can and just enjoy having the outlet. and tell your friends.i send email to people who wouldn’t otherwise see the contests.