|As many of you are aware, it's possible to submit proof files on your images in advance, while voting is going on. Usually this is done because you won't be in town when voting finishes, so you want a proof file to be stored with us in case... But every now and then people send proofs in early because they realize they may have done something wrong in editing or submission, and they assume we'll DQ the image if that's the case. Which we would, EXCEPT:
SC never SEES those proof files unless the photo comes up for validation in the normal run of things. We CAN see them, but we'd have to search all the entries one by one to see which ones already have proof loaded, which of course would mean we couldn't VOTE, so we don't do that.
My long-winded point being; if for some reason you doubt your legality and submit a proof file during voting, you need to let us know via a ticket so we can check it out.