Sorry, no insult to the postcard exchange was intended. I've taken part a number of times, and hope my time crunch problems will improve and allow me to take part again. I'm not implying that shoddy prints will do. But small prints are difficult to do finickity burning and dodging on, and the production of numerous (I always signed up for 50) identical prints is MUCH easier if a well-exposed neg that required little or no B&D was used.
Sorry I'm not taking part this time. Hope you post your photo here once you've got them in the mail.