It is obviously a real shame that a great open judging process has been destroyed by some internal politics.
I would guess that all 1,600 + entries were submitted with the good faith that the event and this website no doubt promotes. As one of the finalist I can only say I am incredibly sorry to hear how this has turned sour at the final hour.
It was obvious something was wrong with the silence and delay in announcing the results.
To all those who took part and to the finalists - well done on a great display of design. Thanks to Design 21 for taking the time to give an explanation.
To the MCA-I NY I have just two words - FAIR PLAY? What a shame that the process of an open independently judged contest meant nothing to you!!