I'm in that contest too. I'm not a big fan of these voting sites from using them in the past on other websites I've had, but I decided to take a crack at the contest since a friend talks about it a lot. I've been really disappointed with how the admins run the site, but I'll save that rant for some other time.
I'd actually seen the contest before this one and was considering entering until I saw "chibi Hitler" as one of the picture's requirements. I'm not sure if I'm comfortable drawing Hitler in any fashion (I think some of the entrants were unintentionally making light of genocide), but I also have a big problem with being set to a style that doesn't fit my comic.
Wasn't going to enter this one because "Dwarf on Vacation" has nothing to do with anything. Though if you look at the rules, you don't actually have to draw a dwarf on vacation, just have those elements. So I decided to do an entry in an attempt to bend the rules, but before I could finish they went and posted a blog
saying what I was doing was pretty much what they were hoping to get. (Though they never made that clear on the contest page, since most of the entries stick to the dwarf on an island theme.)
That said, I think your entry is one of the better ones, and I've already voted for it.
Maybe the next contest will work better in your favor. It helps to get in before voting opens.
Though I'd like to mention the spot you've put your vote link on your website isn't very noticable at all. It's clear down at the bottom of the site, below the expected bottom-navigation links, and people are going to look right over that. The red text on black background is also kind of hard to read. I'd really recommend putting something toward the top of your page - preferably an image - that'll get their attention.
I put a small picture in between the top comic navigation
on my page. It's still not a terribly eye-catching image, but my regular readers should hopefully notice that it isn't normally there. It's also "above the fold" (before you scroll down the page), so people who come to read the comic but skip the comment section will see it too.
As far as the TWC listing goes, if you really want to make it work, be sure to vote for yourself. That helps seperate you from the corpse pile of dead comics (and it's allowed). Though honestly, my guess is that unless you're in the top 200 or so, people probably aren't going to find you in the list. Maybe if the "New to the List" didn't cover a year
there would be more of a chance for smaller and newer comics, but the site on a whole is organized terribly, so whatever.