We, the creatives, are held to strict contest entry deadlines - as we should be.
There are 49 contests on SH that have been closed and pending winner announcement for over one month. There are a few that are over two months.
This incredibly talented creative pool has to wait up to a business quarter to get paid. If at all.
Though it can often be challenging to select one winner from many excellent submissions, there should be a strict time limit that CH’s must adhere to. Especially since the vast majority of contests are guaranteed anyway,
CH can choose a winner and it is up to them to use the name or not.
To make this fair from all ends, there should be strict deadlines for decisions to be made after contests are closed. If the CH is having a tough time, than perhaps the administrators of SH can help.
There could be two categories of contests - one with preset contest decision deadlines, and one without. This way creatives could opt to invest their resources - their time - into contests that are going to pay within a reasonable and pre-stated time, if at all.