Since it has been brought up quite a few times but not in the most conspicuous of places, I thought I'd better do a full blog post on the issue of submitting pictures older than December of 2006 to help ensure that everyone is aware of the nature of my policy.
In the contest rules, you'll find the word "please" used twice. The two rules with which I've used this word are not so much rules as they are requests. That is, if you submitted a picture that did not adhere to them (but did meet all the others), it would most likely still be admitted. However, do not take this to mean that I will give entries that do not conform to the requests equal consideration to those that do. The requests stem from my personal preference, after all, and my preferences will play a strong role in my judging. I want things to be fair and thus have every intention of taking all factors into consideration when deciding on the winners, including detail, difficulty, creativity, and when the pic was made, to name a few.
So, yeah, no need to worry! I promise to do my best to ensure that each entry receives its due credit. You can draw Link with confidence!