Hey legolas, thanks to drop in my thread.
And you shouldn't said something like what you you did, taking judge before the end.
As I CAN SEE, you are much more advanced in the project.
This mean also you have more time to fix some details in your project.
Another thing is the Mike, also some Mods use give more advice in the last competition I was before.
That make me belive that they probably too buzy or they are watching with more precisely eyes, looking all your moviment.
Any move could be your plus on mines.
So from what I saw in your project you have a great character, but to me do not looks finished yet, and your scene it's really nice, too nice to be a waist in the judge.
This comeptition it's about character, and from what Mike had said the envoriment will not be taken to the final judge.
My opinion, your model could get better.
If was my character I would take sometime to correct vertex shadow or even go to texture stage and make some more details in the texture, and probably separating the smooth areas for a better look.
check this and see for cloth and fabric tutorial.
maybe can helps you in some way.
looking foward for you update.