Thanks for writing. We pushed back the winners announcement by one week, so that's why the countdown changed to "7 days." Here is a link to the email we sent out yesterday announcing this change: http://ford.challengepost.com/updates/1095.
"Hello! Thanks so much for your participation in the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge! You've certainly given our judges a tough job. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know that we will be pushing the winners announcement back to next week. Please stay tuned for the specific date to be posted on the challenge site. Thanks, again, for your great enthusiasm, submissions, and patience. Cheers! The ChallengePost Team"
Wanted to send a quick note on behalf of the participants to thank you for your work on this Challenge. Having been involved with judging competitions before I am aware of the work involved - and all the work in the background that we don't see. While we're all excited to hear the results (especially some folks on this thread!) I wanted to take this chance to send a short note of appreciation.
I certainly understand your frustration and we at ChallengePost are very sorry to have to delay the winners announcement again. We do value developers' time and appreciate all the hard work that you put into your apps — by no means is the delayed announcement a statement of ingratitude. On the contrary, we're extremely grateful for all your work, and both our team and Ford look forward to announcing the winners in a few weeks.
I think what we actually want to hear are what was the cause of these delays and what is being done to solve this. I certainly appreciate taking the time to judge submissions thoroughly, but at the same time, at least give us an explanation why this is happening and not pushing back indefinitely. In my view this is just common courtesy and I don't think neither Ford nor Challengepost would view what is currently happening on this challenge to be acceptable.