I am a Christian. You can ridicule me. You can torture me. You can kill me. But you cannot change my mind.
to be honest, folks that know more folks will be the one to win. It's not the job you do, how good or bad you are, it's who knows the most people. :)
But for me when I'm looking at the shops to vote, I try to vote for the one I believe has made the most creative items with the highest of craftsmanship. This comes from the days when I had to judge arts and crafts contests. It was the way individuals maintained their integrity and the craftsmanship of the entries that mattered.
But reality is most will vote for a friend and not consider objectivity of the vote.
Good luck to all who are entering. By entering you are building recognition. Sometimes the not winner is the winner in the long run.......
Amelia Originals ... "Handmade Jewelry and Things"
"Creativity takes courage." ... Matisse