So I finished the judging on round one of the DET contest today and as always it wasn’t anywhere near to being an easy task. I remember clearly the first time I entered the DET contest. I felt like I spend forever on that first layout and after I had uploaded it and saw what everyone else were creating I was sure I wouldn’t make it. I thought it couldn’t get any worse but that was only until the second time I entered the contest. I was just as unsure about my layout as the first contest but this time I also felt the pressure of being a DET alumna. What if I didn’t even make it past that first round after having being on the team once before? I would have died if that had happened. So in my attempt to create something brilliant for that second contest I spend hours tweaking. I would get up from my chair, take a few steps back and look very intensely at the screen just to sit back down and move an element two pixels. I did this for a very long time and yet I ended up with something almost identically to what I had created within the first hour.
I don’t miss those days. Not one bit. After my second contest I wasn’t sure I would ever do it again. It had totally drained me from all energy. Sure there’s the excitement of moving on but the horrible feeling of not knowing what would happen next was killing me. So ladies, I know what you are going through these days.
I felt really inspired today after having gone through the contest gallery so of course I had to create one for myself.
What do you think? Could there have been a spot for me on the next Digital Elite Team? Don’t forget to check out the contest gallery and leave them some love.