I totally forgot to post this. The new competition is well on it's way and I have entered two trees.
The competition is about styling any raw stock or pre trained bonsai material into a convincing Literati style tree.
So here are my two entries:
Lonicera nitidia - dug out of the garden beds this spring.
Blue Spruce (I think) - old Christmas tree that has been sitting around in my garden for a while
Here is my progress so far: