Thank you for responding.
Fair enough if you were not ready to officially announce the selections, but I don't think making it live before being ready to announce was a good idea. We had a bad impression that you were keeping it hidden from public view as if you didn't want us to see anything suspicious. And it's good to hear you still considered submissions that couldn't be found on the submission page.
I'm not sure about the objective 'wow' factor though that you rely on to select your winners. It's definitely important, but the fact some of these potential winner submissions still ignored rules and guidelines you yourself stated in the brief and rules pages defeats the purpose of having these in place at all.
As @moirae stated, our champions are suppose to either be attacking or defending. Some entries either do neither or are vague in what they are doing, Just standing or floating around. I thought we were suppose to be creating a dynamic key illustration of our champion fighting, hence the name "Art War". I also see at least one entry that seems to have multiple champions being portrayed. I thought we were only allowed to portray a single champion? If you're gonna ignore your own guidelines to pick a stationary character concept over a key action illustation, it's unfair to the rest of us who put in the hard work to meet these requirements. As @nesokaiyoh pointed out, people in your forums have tried to help each other with feedback and tips in order to meet these guidelines too.
There are also other issues people have pointed out in previous posts, such as 3D character ignoring specific prompts for that section. I'm not familiar with those, but you should look over the other complaints in this thread.
I hope you reconsider how you set up the guidelines for the next Art War. If you're going to be lax about selecting entries, don't fool us by making phony rules. I did enjoy working on my entry for this Art War , so I would be interested in doing this again if these issues are addressed for next time (if there is one.)