>> Contest Deadline Questions
---> When do new topics/contests start?
New topics/contests start on the 1st of each month.

---> When does the current contest end?
Entry Submission ends on the 30th of each month at 12pm eastern time.
(28th or 29th for the month of February.)

---> When does contest begin/end?
Voting begins on the 1st of each month.
Voting ends on the 15th of each month.

---> When are winners announced?
Winning Entries and voting results will be announced between the 16th and 20th of each month.

---> May I have an extension?
Unless otherwise noted, this timeframe is practically set in stone. (aka, you have a whole MONTH to enter something!) Unless you need like an extra hour or so after the deadline, try your very best to have your entries in on time. Once a contest goes from the current topic to voting, no more entries may/can be added.