Shame..I really had two good beers that were ready to go, a lot of effort put in.
I feel your pain. My brother and I have been working on fine tuning three recipes since last years competition. We brewed each beer several times, making minor adjustments to get them just right. We felt really confident about two of them and decided to enter them but we were shut out yesterday. I spent hours at work just trying to register at several locations, used several computers and several browsers (most current versions). Was only able to register in Minnesota but no luck with any entries. We have been competing in the NHC for years and are both extremely disappointed (pissed off) about the whole situation. Since the lack of manpower its impossible to increase the amount of entries/judging locations, the only solution is to cap the entries like many others have stated & give the little guys a chance.