I think this was briefly mentioned in another thread, but I thought I'd make a dedicated post for anyone who might be interested and may not have been aware of this. East West has started their yearly composition contest, which closes Oct 31, 2009.
More details here:
What's interesting this year, compared to previous, is that there is no more accompanying video, so it's just pure music (up to 2 minutes). Entries have to be made using solely East West products, which is the usual Catch-22.
Anyway, just wanted to pass that along to anyone who might be interested in entering or just following along.