It has come to my attention that yet another open has let people down. Particularly when organisers take people's money, they must have the courtesy to let unsuccessful applicants know directly, by email, - or, heaven forfend - letter. A blanket email isn't difficult to do, is it? Failure to do so is lazy, rude and unprofessional. If your resources aren't up to that little task you don't have the resources to do the thing in the first place. Simple.