Why am I not entered in the contest? (Canon Contest #2: Meet the Maker)

I created my Artakha MOC and I submitted it BEFORE the date and time with which submissions were due, I gave it the proper topic name or whatever, I followed all the rules, and my post shows up when I search the topic, but when I checked the list of those who entered and qualified, my username was not listed. Why is that? Can someone look into that and sort it out since I entered before the cutoff date?

Because you didn’t link your MOC to the contest’s topic.