It’s up to the people who make hacks and mods, if they want to submit to SHC. It is the biggest event out there for Sonic hacks and mods, and if you don’t want to be judged, there is always the Expo, meaning you will still have an opportunity to show something to the public and get the best exposure.
Of course, we must accept, there are times when some people aren’t going to submit another year, maybe they will return in the next year or two, maybe not. Some people come back in five years, or even ten years…
When people have their own personal circumstances to deal with, among other things as well, as well as their interest or lack of, it’s not an expectation that there may be returning entries, or even new entries altogether.
We are also aware that the modding of the Sonic 1 and 2 Decompilations are still at an early stage, and it is highly expected there may not be many of those submitted this year, or many Mania related submissions as people are focusing on the decompilations. We can only get what we can get this year.
In any case, if you have something you would like shown to SHC, whether it’s for the Contest or Expo, there is still time for you to submit to the event.