Oh! Back in the day we DID have a forum contest, that was several years in the running, called "The Mike E. Awards." As you might expect, a dude named Mike E. (as in Elliott)* informally started it. Sadly, Mike, was an experienced Nashville guitarist and engineer, and who had moved to Minneapolis to teach at MusicTech (very reputable school) was struck down by cancer. But someone picked up the ball the following year (Tones, IIRC) and continued the awards in Mike's honor. It was meant to be all in good fun, but as such things go, it kind of degenerated into a fair amount of gainsaying, jealousy, and acrimony... which would have made Mike E. the consummate gentleman PUKE. Anyway, much like the Grammy's et.al. we had a number of categories, like, "Best Song," "Best Recording/Engineering," "Best Lyrics" etc. OnkelGrusom who still frequents these parts used to clean up
*after Mike passed away, I would call his widow every once in awhile... but eventually I stopped doing that, don't know why. Just one of those things.