Sorry to hear you're feeling so angry!
This is the first year that we've enabled Digital Photographer readers to enter their photographs via their own gallery - mainly for ease of use for you guys - so do bear with us if there are teething problems. We will make sure they are ironed out for next year's comp. And you make a valid point that the deadlines should be programmed into the entry process.
Obviously this is not the only way you can enter, so if you did want to email your three images per category to email@example.com
, then that's fine too. Category dates are in every issue of the magazine and also on the website.
If you want to email me direct and let me know which three images you want counted for each category then I can sort this out for you no problemo. firstname.lastname@example.org