I'm with you, it was a hard month to pick from. Such good work from all the users. I think the next contest will be even better, and no you can't know. I'm not spilling the beans. I don't know about the others but I found judging to be harder than most this month. Nice to see people challenging themselves and producing some excellent images already.
I say congratulations to everyone who entered, and a big thank you to all the people who helped out this month.