Design Competition issues - IDA09

I work for a small design consultancy that put some work forward for the IDA09 award last year - http://idesignawards.com/

We have tried to contact the organization to try and find out when the awards may be judged but have had no luck. I know this is a long shot but is there anyone out there who has entered the awards? or could shed any light on what is going on with this award? As we all know, design awards are expensive to enter, and pointless if results never materialize. We put our work forward just before the original deadline that was over 8 months ago and feel a little left in the dark about it all.

It should be noted we know the website says “winners will be announced shortly” but this has been there for a while now.

Interesting that they are accepting submissions for the 2010 competition, and the 2009 is left in the dark.