Rodrigo (banzato) - With all due respect my friend, I don’t know exactly why you enter the challenges, but your reaction to an extension, though certainly understandable, is not exactly something you have to make note of. I myself was happy to awake on the intial set date of competition close expecting it to be over. But it wasn’t… a full 2 week extension was given. I personally discovered the challenge late (september 29) started and finished on time. I am certainly dissapointed that my anxiety for the finish has been put on hold for 2 weeks:) , but there is no reason to be upset.
There are several people who have other things doing and some who just take longer than others. Whatever the reason may be why some are able to finish and others aren’t doesn’t matter, but at least a chance is given to them to complete what they have invested time working on. The challenge is not exactly a do or die, kill or be killed situation. We are all people and things happen. If it were you on the other side of things I believe you would be grateful instead of disappointed. Anything can be a reason for not making a deadline, not always disorganization… and again, things happen.
If you are concerned that someone else gets more time to realize their idea, which you might believe is better than yours in the end, then you are competing for the wrong reason my friend. I certainly hope that’s not what really upsets you, especially with you being a teacher. More time equals more finished pieces, more finished piece equals more artist’s work to be enjoyed.
You yourself have a lovely piece by the way. I wish you the best of luck!