*** IMPORTANT UPDATE ***
From Red Planet's website:
As some of you are no doubt aware, the weight of submissions over the weekend created some technical difficulties for us. If you received a bounce back ('mail box full' or similar notice), please resubmit your entry to:
resubmission @ redplanetpictures.co.uk
This mailbox will be open for the next ten days, but won't be accepting any new entries. On the positive side, it's great that so many people have entered.
Tony Jordan comments: 'Thanks to all who have entered for your interest and enthusiasm. We've had around two thousand entries to the competition, which is daunting but shows how much talent there is out there. We'll be working through the entries this month and those that make the next stage should be notified in October.'
So, use that email. Those of you who sent stuff to my hotmail address needn't resubmit. I'll make sure everything gets read. Sweet.
*** Below is the previous post ***
Okay. Everybody take a breath. Relax.
Due to the amount of last minute entries, the Red Planet mailbox had a few problems. Some of you received a failure message, but the entries are coming in, and we're doing everything we can to make sure all entries are received. I believe part of the failure message says this: "No action is required on your part. Delivery attempts will continue for some time, and this warning may be repeated at intervals if the message remains undelivered. Eventually the mail delivery software will give up, and when that happens, the message will be returned to you."
To be on the safe side, if you're worried, you can forward your entry to my Hotmail address: dstack30 @ hotmail . com
Don't ask me any questions in these emails, I won't be responding. Just forward your entry, making sure it has the relevant attachments, AND PROOF THAT YOU DID SEND IT IN ON TIME, NO LATE ENTRIES PLEASE, they will be ignored. Those who've emailed already, thank you, no need to re-check or follow up. If there are any problems, I'll let you know. I've got 5GB of storage on Hotmail so I don't think it should be a problem.
The email failure seemed to occur for people on the last Friday/Saturday, so while there may be a good few of you with a failure message, there shouldn't be THAT many either. I'm actually on holiday this week but seem to be doing more working than taking time off. People sniping about the set-up or sending me moany messages is not helping.
But we'll sort it out, one way or the other.