The online submissions form has closed and here at the #AOAwards we're deep in the hard work of processing the physical submissions, as they come in. We thought that it would be a good time to write a post about exactly what happens when we receive your samples in the mail.
What a busy couple weeks! We've been scheduling judging sessions almost every day, and twelve of the judges have already come in (many of them twice.) We're just over halfway through the preliminary judging, and so thought it might be a good time for an update about the process.
We realized that with the holidays coming up, everyone is a little more frazzled than usual. So, we're extending the postage date to Monday Dec 22, by the end of the day. Be sure to get your packages in the mail by then.
Don't forget that submission forms are still due before midnight, Friday Dec 19.
We hope that helps give everyone a little respite, and - as always - we are here for any questions, worries, comments or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are little vials objects of desire? Or are they appealing merely as carriers for the joys that are to be found inside?
We suspect the latter. However, we've nonetheless found that we enjoy looking at the little bottles everyone is sending in... maybe a little too much. Please humor us as we explore our current glut of vials with some photos for people who really really love fragrant, colorful liquids in small bottles. It's a vial fetish, and we're indulging ourselves.