Summer is approaching, and there are a lot of new members on this site, so it’s time to propose a new contest! As some of the long-standing members here know, I run contests on this site every now and then. Last winter, I ran a “Winter Music” contest, the goal of which was to compose a piece which evoked the idea of Winter. This was the most successful contest I’ve run on the site, with 16 composers entering and 30 members voting. The idea of a seasonal contest seemed to intrigue the members, so I’d like to propose another one, for Summer. But this time, I want it to be a little more specific on the theme material, not just a contest about evoking the idea of Summer. This time, the theme will be “Fireworks!": Write a piece which evokes or somehow fits in with the idea of fireworks. Duration - 5 minutes or less. Instrumentation - any. You must be able to produce an MP3 soundfile and it is preferred (but not required) for you to produce a PDF score. If ten composers express interest in entering, I will run the contest. Deadline to express interest (but not to submit an entry) is May 16 at 5 pm EST. You can express interest by replying to this thread, or, if you want to enter anonymously, by PM’ing me on this site. If you want to PM me and we are not already friends, send me a friend request expressing interest and I will accept.