On the other hand, I do feel that entries should be entirely original to be concidered as it seems not fair to those who actually worked on their entries from scratch.
it was'nt my intention to take someone's work and put them on this label, sorry about that, i live in the 3 world, in my country we dont have to much laws like all of u have, and i dont whant any troubles, am a graphic designer, not a ilustrator as u people now, is the first time i have been in a contest like this, sorry again, and peace. joel
Hello Joel and welcome to the forums! You are a good grapic designer but you should have done your research so you won't end up making labels that won't be concidered. that's why I had to post my earlier comments because I already knew some of the labels you submitted will be disqualifed in spite that they do look great and with all the praises it got from others who did'nt know better?
Besides, I think it's next to impossible to get permission for the professional quality images you used. And even if you did, the turn around for an answer will be way past the contest deadline. I would recommend you create your own art as most others have or use "royalty-free" images. Belive me when I say, if you really did do those images yourself, then your work can have merit as being "leaps and bounds ahead of the pack." --They do look good -but it's technically not your own, and the last option for any disqualifed entries is to follow this link and select line #6.
At least your latest entries look like excellent canidates (your crossed swords label is esspecialy cool) and there's sitll another week for more submittions! Stay cool.