OK, not to be a party pooper, but I just don't understand how you judged this competition. It mustn't have had anything to do with originality. Why would you choose a designer who uses other people's creative work over a designer who creates everything from scratch, and creates it very well I might add. Anyone can buy a CU stash or run a script or action to make elements - NOT everyone is a good enough designer to create all of their own. To me a "designer" is someone who creates things by hand with loving care, not someone who has a credits file with every item attributed to someone else.
I'm not saying anything bad about all of the designers who entered the contest, because they all created beautiful kits, however, it just seems a bit lopsided that a person who should have won or at least been somewhere in the winners list wasn't considered good enough for Go Digital Scrapbooking.