Submissions being stopped before the deadline

Its 11:45 pm UTC at the time of posting this the competitions is supposed to last till 12:01. All submissions seem to have been stopped as of now.

It is because your team has used all three submission trials. The number of submission trial left is always shown when you submit your result. You can’t submit because you run out of submission trials not because of the time.

No. There was one submission remaining for my team mate, at around 11:45 this submission “disappeared” leaving a message “Submissions will be possible as of 2020-08-01 17:40:22 UTC.”. Anyways the competition appears to have been completed so it doesn’t matter now.