Rules were unfairly changed during the yola makeover contest

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Regarding the Yola makeover competition, it seems unfair that the rules have been changed while the competition was going on. Originally, the first vote by yola users was to narrow down all the entries to the top 10; however, only 12 entries were posted for voting on. Did yola only received 12 entries? If not, why were only 12 made available for voting? Then, instead of giving the owners of Ace Cedar Park the top 10 entries to choose from, only three entries are being given. This is unfair to the next seven entries who would have had a chance at winning if the original rules had been followed! The rules clearly stated that the winner would be the one chosen by the owners--not the one receiving the most votes; it is quite conceivable that these two choices would not correspond, since the voting criteria of the average yola user may be quite different than that of the owners. By limiting the owners' choice to the top 3, seven entries are cheated out of a chance of winning. In order to be fair, yola should reveal which of the 12 entries made the top 10, and then make those 10 entries available to the owners to choose from.
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i had problems submitting mine...i did it manually ...then ..i didnt even see it in the entries to vote for it either!
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Even though I'm in poll position, I have to agree with Mark.
There's also been no correspondence or feedback with the public or the contestants during the contest. I'm keen to hear the official response !
Someone dropped the ball with this one.
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Hi Mark,

Thank you for your post. We have referred their question to the competition organizer.
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Hi Mark,

Thank you for your post. I can assure you that the rules were not changed during the contest and every step was taken to ensure fairness to the participants.

We have posted the three finalists to the website so the contestants could have an indication of the finalists based on votes. We have given the owner the top 10 finalists to choose from and waiting for a response.

We will be posting the winning design on Monday. For updates on the contest, please visit our blog.
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Thanks very much for your prompt and curteous reply! Glad to hear all 10 will be considered.