Theme is a requirement for “ENTRY” to the contest, not a requirement in the voting process. My poll states who had the best sig, people can vote on who had the best sig based on any reason they chose. It would be preferred that people would vote on:
Closeness to Theme
Closeness to theme is just one aspect of how people “should” vote but it is unlikely that everyone would vote based on the above. So what would be the point in harping on it? People have the right to judge art as they see fit, not as others want them too. Now having said this I want to see an END to all the whining over voting. DEAL WITH IT.