No competition can be started and organized without the help of numerous people. I’d like to thank the following people for that help: Emma DiFrancesco for the Rising Phoenix logo, Margot Garnick and Debbie Russell for their help in getting this website up and running and their willingness to help in all facets of this endeavor. Finally, I’d like to thank my wife, Julie Schulman for helping me pursue this crazy dream and for her amazing ability to edit and make some sense of my words. Anything that is confusing or difficult to understand is my doing and not hers.