Enjoyable for long periods of time, good loop.
This is first off, a rather effective loop. Loops flawlessly, it's somewhat indifferent direction allows the song to be listened to again and again without fear of becoming tiring.
I keep visioning an ice level to this, this image is enforced mostly by the end where you have those progressive celesta bell chords. That last segment paints scenes of ice a plenty!
The rest of the song illustrates a darker ice. Perhaps in a cavern? This piece would do well for such a level.
Mastering and equalizing wise, nothing is out of place, everything is working well together.
I love it when 0:50 hits and those bells and oboe go at it... very enjoyable!
Definitely one of the better pieces out there Neal! Good luck on the contest, keep up the good fight and keep em coming!