Wow...talk about planning ahead. If the AHA lets people send outside their region again, be prepared for a lot of entries outside your region after the Northeast issues last year. Based on last years results, you guys had you sh!t together.
I myself will try the NE region entry site again. Hopefully something was learned last year and corrections will be made.
Rumor has it that the first round for the NE will be back in the Philadelphia area this year. Let's hope so, there are lots of judges in the area and we already have a nearly 800 entry competition that is judged in one day.