A new promotional "push" will be made, on and off ProZ.com, to attempt to get as many new raters and voters in those pairs, so that finalists can be determined where needed, and winners determined from finalists.
New contests will be held.
Tatiana and Enrique, two of the newer additions to the ProZ.com team, will be helping me promote rating and voting to close as many language pairs as possible, and they will head up the new contests (I'll still be poking around too, because it's fun). Next week they will post more details about the next steps.
One thing to keep in mind moving forward, with this and with future contests: ProZ.com contests are peer-based. This means that competition in a language pair can only go from Qualifications to Finals, and from Finals to a winning entry, if there is sufficient participation from contest participants. It is possible that, in pairs where this level of participation cannot be reached, competition remains open forever, or until peers come along to rate, comment, vote. So if you have made an entry in a pair and have not rated or voted, please consider doing so.
Thanks to everyone who has participated so far, for the patience many of you have had to have over this last contest, and thanks in advance to those who rate, comment and vote to help close out the remaining language pairs.