Okay well first, well done on first, a very worthy photo!
I think its great that to portrayed the more darker side of our dreams, as i feel this is quite often missed out.
Personally, i like the fact that the viewer is unable to read the words on the paper sheet, i feel this keeps the mystery of your subjects' nightmare a bit more of a mystery and keeps the viewer wondering, ie, a letter from a lover, ill friend? etc. This is something i like a lot.
One thing i think i would have liked is if his face was just a slightly bit light so viewers could see the full fear of his face, however, the way with which you HAVE taken this shot still works really well because, again, its also that little air of mystery.
Overall, i think this is a brilliant contest entry, and a great photo overall!
thank you very much!!!
you are absolutley right with the lightning thank you!
do you want a critique back? because I made a forum entry about giving a critique and getting one...not sure if you read it^^