I just looked at 162 Flash sites...

... and boy are my eyes tired! All I can say for now is that there is some pretty amazing Flash work being created and I am delighted to see people pushing the boundaries of what can be done with Flash.

I've also got three bits of advice to share with anyone who is going to submit an entry to a Flash contest:

  1. Submit the correct URL. 404 errors look terribly unprofessional.
  2. Make sure your Flash detection script works! Remember, people, it's >= minimumRequiredFlashVersion not ==. So as not to run into these problems, use SWFObject.
  3. Add essential background information that is relevant to the category or categories you're submitting an entry for. Do not, however, write a 5000-word essay.

Bed, oh bed, where art thou sweet bed?