As previously discussed, we shall be restarting our music competition. This will be a fresh start and will not merely continue from the previous edition/format. There will obviously, therefore, be some changes. We shall trial the concept of themed editions, and the theme for the PILOT EDITION will be: A SONG IN ANY LANGUAGE EXCEPT (A) ENGLISH AND (B) YOUR OWN LANGUAGE(S), "language(s)" being all languages of particular countries, as some residents are exposed to and/or are fluent in multiple languages. Also, as an extension to the theme, you must provide an English translation of the title. Nation names/flags etc will no longer apply so there will be no links to the past, except that songs from the past contest will not be eligible going forward. Each recap/results show will use members’ official chat names and contemporaneous avatars. (If the contest continues, it will be an interesting time capsule to see which avatar particular members had at any specific point in time.) Wholesome and hearty song promos are roundly encouraged, if not expected. No winning artists from members who still participate will be allowed. The person who wins the contest will select the theme for the following contest. (This does not apply to the winner of the PILOT EDITION.) Timings are yet to be determined, but the proposal is for one contest per month; the submission period for the PILOT EDITION will open on either Saturday 22nd August or Saturday 29th August - t.b.c. It is likely that two songs must be submitted by each entrant for the PILOT EDITION - both of which must comply with the theme, but this is still to be confirmed. Following this edition, a final decision will be made as to whether each member should enter one or two songs per contest. Following assessment and evaluation of this edition, procedures and rules may be revised. ALL RULES FROM THE PAST CONTEST CARRY FORWARD UNLESS EXPLICITLY AMENDED BY THE ABOVE. For technical reasons, the PILOT EDITION will be referred to as #200 on Contest TV and, should the contest continue, the first edition proper will be known as #201. I’m sure you are all looking forward to engaging in this friendly rivalry once more. Start searching for those songs! BEST OF LUCK!