Thank you Ornery and LegolaSS.
So, this is the final decision.
The top 18 artists will continue into the next round. The artists who do not make it into this round will all be given a different theme to create art to. This sub-round will go for 1.5 weeks. All judges will then come together to discuss who they think is worthy of joining the other artists in the second round. Because of this event, the second round will go for an extra week or so.
The amount of people from this 'sub-round' who continue will depend on what the judges agree on. It could be 14 or it could be less.
The sub-round will start as soon as all of the judge's results have been received and tallied. On the 9th of July NG time, the theme for the 2nd round will also be given.
The sub-round for those who just missed out on making it to the second round will go for 1.5 weeks.
Round 2 will go for 4 weeks, and will overlap the sub-round.
That is the final decision.
So, if you have any queries whatsoever, please ask.