With judging taking place in early February this year as opposed to the typical late February dates, a quick reminder that judging and contest-entry deadlines are fast approaching.

The deadline to reserve a room at APSE rate for contest judging is Jan. 16.  Judging for the contest will take place Saturday, Feb. 9-Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort. All rooms are suites and are $135 a night.  To make your reservation, go to this link. You should plan to arrive in time for a 4 p.m. meeting Feb. 9. Judging usually wraps up about 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

If interested in being a judge, please contact APSE First Vice President Tim Stephens at tim.stephens@cbsinteractive.com if you have not already done so.

The deadline to have entries postmarked to catchers is Jan. 23. Please follow this link for information on contest entries and mailing addresses for contest catchers.