I live in Northern Illinois and just received mine in the mail today. Postmarked Saturday. First time entering the National competition and second time entering anything at all. Got a 37.5 on an IPA that went to mini-BoS and a 34.5 on a winter spiced beer. Neither placed, but I am very satisfied with how they did seeing as I did not think I was going to enter anything into a competition when I brewed.
Cheers and good luck to your beer(s).