Right off the bat, I love how full the texture feels and how clean the mix is. Drums have a lot of pop. The melodic content at 1:10 is great, and the piece flows really well back into the familiar riff at 1:32. There seems to be a familiar cycle of 3 mini-sections that repeats twice, and I would’ve liked to see you vary it a little more the second time around. Perhaps if this was a vocal track, that wouldn’t be as much of a problem, as vocal phrases can inherent variety in their lyrics. I did really like the breakdown at 3:02, but you could’ve done even more to contrast the energy and dynamics between that section and the surrounding full-textured content. I do like how how the breakdown evolves into the emotional height at 3:59. The song has a great victorious vibe at the end. Overall, this is a very strong piece, and I’m excited to see what else you’ll produce for the contest. Keep up the good work, man!