One thing i like to do for a sanity check is to print out a pcb design 1:1 scale and lay out some of the components.
Just allows me to make sure things are going to fit.
With all that checked:
I created Gerber files checked them over in Gerbv and then sen them off to PCBway for manufacture.
This was on the 5th September the competition deadline is 10th September and this is my first time using PCBway normally I use dirtyPCB.
I'm hoping :) in fact going to check the delivery schedule again.........