I tried uploading this many times but it wouldn't work that is why I am posting it from an external site.
In all likelihood, you exceeded the file size limit, especially considering how huge this single image is. I suggest you break the image into up to five smaller chunks and upload them rather than linking to them.
BTW: this forum is the property of Tom Dawson. Did you obtain licensing from him for your deck? If not, you should change the name immediately. You also used court cards from a Bill Kalush/CARC deck - his kings usually have images of people who are part of CARC and I'm sure he obtained permission first. Bill's face is on the King of Hearts, David Blaine's face is on the King of Spades and I'm not sure who is on the remaining kings but I think the King of Diamonds might
be the Buck twins. Use a more generic set of courts or see if he can and will allow you to use these courts and you'll be fine. You can also ask him about using the generic courts he's creating as the standard EPCC faces for future decks - it's simply a matter of whether the designs are completed, as the rules state you can use those.
Check the resolution of your image files. Lower resolution is permitted for posting on the site, but you want it to look sharp and some of your images just aren't there. Furthermore, you need to have the proper resolution and format for these images complete and ready to hand over to Expert PCC - if you don't, that will disqualify your entry even if you win the voting rounds and a new winner will be selected.
Normally I'd have to disqualify this entire entry outright, but I'm going to be generous and permit you a chance to go back to the drawing board. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you post your FINISHED designs there and ask me whether it's complete and suitable for entry. For the time being, we'll consider this entry as null and void until you resolve the issues. DO NOT edit those posts for a new entry - just create new posts. You may not submit any other design - this IS your entry deck.In the interests of fairness, should anyone else need a minor "do-over", I'll allow it but you have to submit the same deck you submitted in the first place or I'll have to disqualify the entry.
MrMollusk, !An0nym0u5 - permit me to quote a section of the contest rules. The emphasis in red is mine.RULE ZERO: TO ALL MEMBERS. ONLY POST IN THE CONTEST TOPIC IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A CONTEST ENTRY. ONLY POST IN THIS TOPIC IF YOU ARE ENTERING THE CONTEST AND HAVE ANY RULES-RELATED QUESTIONS. ALL OTHER POSTS WILL BE DELETED. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT ON THE POTENTIAL CONTEST ENTRIES ON THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD ("Design/Dev") TOPICS FOR EACH OF THE SAID ENTRIES.
Guys - if you have commentary on his design, I ask that you confine them to his Design/Dev topic and not make them here, unless those happen to be your official contest entries, in which case they're nowhere near complete and thus are ineligible...
I'm moving them to that topic now rather than deleting them.
As far as what we're expecting from such a deck - he's free to make it his entry, as long as he clears up the rights issues. I have no actual expectations, other than that we get a lot of entries and that each entry meets all of the contest standards, including having the design work at the correct resolution and prepared in the correct way. I'm not hand-picking a winner unless there's a tie in the two-deck run-off election (assuming there even is a run-off), and even then it's not my decision alone - Tom and Lee also get a vote each. I'll offer tips and advice to anyone wanting to make an entry, but they're free to totally ignore them if they wish - again, as long as they meet the standard for contest entries, it's perfectly fine by me and I'm completely neutral. It's YOU and your fellow members of the Discourse who will choose the winner in the end - Admins are not permitted to participate in the first or second round of voting.