[IMGLEFT]http://www.themouthpiece.com/images/contest.gif[/IMGLEFT] Introducing: the tMP Predictions Competition for the 2005 Regionals With the first of the 2005 regional contests now only a week or so away, just like last year, tMP is running a prediction contest. Once again, our coder-extraordinaire, Neal (Keppler) has come up with the goods, so we're asking you brave souls to predict the top three bands in all sections across all areas. Sound like too much work? Not to worry. You can enter predictions for as few or as many sections/areas as you like, scoring points for successful predictions. The insightful/lucky tMPer with the most points will be the winner. So - how does it work? Well, each section in each area will have 15 points. For every successful prediction, you will score 5 points. Furthermore, if you predict a band in the top 3, but out of position, you score 2 points. e.g. for the Midlands 1st section, I predict: Band A Band B Band C and the on the day the results are: Band B Band D Band C .....then I score 5 for Band C (being a correct prediction), nothing for Band D, and 2 for Band B, having placed them in the top 3, but out of position. Obviously, the more sections you attempt, the greater your potential score, but predicting only a few sections well can be better than many sections poorly. As we run up to the areas contests, we will be posting the more popular predictions, in an effort to see just who is likely to figure across the sections - thus giving us the 'Official tMPers Runners & Riders' for each region. As the contests pass, we will be posting a 'leader board' of scores to date. The lucky winner this year will receive a brand new, hot-off-the-press copy of Darrol Barry's winning composition 'The Mouthpiece'. (Please note this prize will not be dispatched until after the tMP Concert at Hadleigh on April 9th) So, to take part in the competition, simply click the 'tMP Areas Contest 2005' link at the top of the page. Enjoy, and good luck to all.