Ill tell you what, Ill tak with Kyle. I know that you just want to improve, but you should know that its bad sportsmanship. Almost everyone who entered want Kyles light pack and tut. But they aren't getting a fair go because asked all your friends for votes. If kyle says yes to letting you continue then you wont be disqualified. BTW that rule was there for a while, I simply removed an outdated rule when i was quoting it.
@ Remorse, sorry if i misread your post. But yes i can see that it is becoming a popularity contest. I find that it is largely due to the fact that almost everyone in gfx section is a caver.