Archery contest bug (NPCs dont fire arrows at all )?

While doing a archery contest Beginner/medium/expert, the rules say that you have to wait till all the contestants have fire their arrows. Some NPCS , especially villagers , don’t even start firing arrows. They keep saying “Put that weapon away” etc and don’t even start firing the arrow.

So, when you move away from the place where you are supposed to fire the arrow, you are disqualified and lose all the money

It has happened to me as well. If you stand still for a few minutes you will be declared the winner.

The bug somehow went away for me.

thank you my issue has been solved