Thinking a bit more about this with a friend, we wondered what it would mean to not be accepted for Round 1 Judging? Would that mean you were cut before any round of judging? by an intern or just some random software program? What exactly came before Round 1?
Makes me wonder more about the wording they used and also they ridiculously poor grammar (as andrew pointed out).
Oh well, if anyone gets any other notices before the 18th announcement, feel free to post it here.