There were only six on the list so I'm not too surprised. Who knows what the judges were really looking for? I am surprised, however, to see one finalist with a piece entitled The Short Story - if i'd have been a judge - based on the title alone - that one probably would've fallen at the first hurdle. But that's just bitterness talking!
No, not really. I'm not fussed, honest. It was my first competition and it was a huge one at that. Plus, if my stories are good enough (and they fit the criteria exactly) one of them will get published, one fine day.