Award Submissions closed early?

Did the awards essay submission close early? It said 12:59am Eastern Daylight Time, but it appears to be closed now, at 9:06pm Pacific Daylight time (=12:06am Eastern).

We submitted 2 of our 3 essays, but we are not able to submit any more. Please help!

Team 1666
Leslie Peters

We were monitoring the presubmitted awards page and it closed on time. We received over 1,000 presubmitted Award requests for VEX Worlds.