With all the attention being given to competitions we thought it would be great to share this article that helps keep it all in perspective.
It sounds cliche but in most cases the benefit you will get from a competition is the experience and growth not a medal. If you happen to win one then that is just icing on the cake. You may win first at one and not even place at another. It's all subjective. Make sure you are entering for the right reasons and hopefully you have a teacher that will not enter you too soon.