POYi judging has begun at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, and you can watch it here from where ever you are. You'll find a schedule of judging and a list of the judges here. Check the streaming schedule, they aren't broadcasting every minute of the judging.
I know most of the judges and they're a good group.
Judging started with the feature single category this morning. I popped in as they had narrowed the group of many hundreds to fewer than 30 images. Of that small group, I recognized seven images from the work of photographers I edited for contest entries. Congratulations to them. I can't say who they are because POYi does not name photographers until judging is over.
It's certainly a good thing I'm not judging, I would have had to recuse myself from final considerations for this cateogory.
Good luck to all who entered. It's looking like a good contest already.