This morning, as the Showdown competition was transforming from the First round to the Second round, there was a technical glitch and only “Community votes” progressed when in fact “Community” AND “Saatchi Online” selections were to have progressed together.
Your work had been hand-selected by our Saatchi Online team to move on to the Second round. We are contacting you to inform you that you have in fact progressed to the Second round of the Saatchi Online Showdown competition despite the earlier email you received from us.
Over the past year, we’ve been working to evolve Showdown so that it reflects the needs and desires of our artists. After a great deal of feedback, we agreed that it was best to have first round voting reflect BOTH community votes as well as the Saatchi Online professional staff.
We are consistently trying to improve the way Saatchi Online functions and it was extremely important for us to rectify this situation.
We are deeply sorry for the confusion this caused. Congratulations on moving on to the Second round.