Stephany, just in case someone from the group hasn't said it yet, thanks so much on behalf of the Haiku Club for including the Hearth and Home contest! And even if they have said it yet, thanks on behalf of myself! (Because who ever heard of too much gratitude, eh?)
I suppose some people are starting school so they don't have time for contests. That or they're getting back from another country or something. Who knows, maybe every August all of the literature authors here on DA get abducted by aliens for testing.