Back in June when I was waiting for the lacquer to dry and wiring the pick guard, I noticed a posting in the Carvin Builder's Forum about a contest for kit builders. The deadline for entry was on September 30th and I got my submission in a week or so ahead of time. For the next three weeks there wasn't much news regarding what was happening with it -- I checked the forum daily, and finally after three weeks they announced the finalists. In a poll thread on the Carvin Guitars forum were two pictures each of the six finalists. My guitar made it!
There's still a few days left to go and I'm in third place. I don't expect to win, but am very happy to have made it this far.