I couldn't find a thread for this before, at least not a recent one. So I thought I'd sound out an idea, even though I'm pretty new here.
Given that there are a lot of such things, I wondered whether it might not be a nice idea to have a competition for composers here, perhaps even on a regular basis (every year/month/week/second whatever ).
Everyone would write a piece, perhaps subject to some conditions we could come up with. For example a 'quartet' competition, or a 'sonata', or perhaps subject to structural or other conditions than instrumental (or none at all!). At least it seems sensible to perhaps place a time limit on the entries.
There are a few possible ways of judging it. My favoured suggestion would be posting the competing pieces on the main forum, and allowing everyone to vote in a poll. If anyone's interested.
Given the wide varieties of styles going, it could be sensible to do a 'modernish' one and a 'classicalish' one, since even here on TC the dinosaurs might outnumber the anti-dinosaurs, and it could be biased. Or maybe not.
The worst thing I can think of is that it might increase bad feeling as a result of professional rivalry but of course that's unlikely because no-one really loses; they are just misunderstood
Anyway, whatever people think. I can understand that it takes time etc. - I know that well enough! I thought I'd put it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes, as the (terrible) saying goes.