Sometimes you may want to display specific entries in the home page contest gallery before you are ready to announce winners.
To do this there is a featured entry option.
Go to the entries list and select "Manage" for the entry you want to set as featured.
Scroll down and you will find a "Featured Entry" setting which will set the specific entry as featured.
Once the entries you want displayed are set to "Featured" then navigate to the template editor and select "edit".
Select the homepage settings and scroll down until you reach the Gallery section.
There will be a drop-down selection box "Show Entries" asking which entries to display. By default this will be set to "All".
Change this option to "Featured".
Once "Featured" is selected only entries marked as featured will be displayed in the home page gallery.