Excellent photos in all categories, including all those in the 2nd phase, and even many that didn't make the initial cut.
It was very fair & fun. Best contest experience ever for me, even though none of mine made it to phase 2.
Letting everyone vote is much better, imho, than having a small panel of judges pick.
It's given me something to shoot for (no pun ;) in 2018.....not necessarily to win, though that would be nice,
but to improve my photos.