I just got the email that I didn't make the Artfest cut. I'm trying to find a positive here, but because I just got the news, I don't know how to turn it around to something not super sad yet. I'm sure there's good there somewhere... might just take a few hours or days to find it.
[Edited to add]
OK, collecting my list of upsides already because I really (REALLY) don't like to be sad.
I can sell one of the proposal samples to the guy who really, really wanted to buy it on Friday.
I can reuse the projects for another event if I want to.