Your suggestions are noted. Thanks for your feedback.
Certainly the next round of this contest will reflect the things we've learned in this round, such as adding an International category, adjusting the notification process, and some other details.
As for not knowing that the description is important... Well, to me, that's like saying that "I didn't know the software packaging influenced sales."
It is all important.
The competition is stiff for these events, and every aspect of the entry is critical, just like in the real business world.