Have you won or participated in any competition?

India
October 12, 2008 9:44am CST
Have you? How many competitions have you participated in? Did you win any? What sort of competition it was? Dance,singing,music,cookery,painting,etc.....??
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• United States
12 Oct 08
I high school I participated in a ton of piano competitions. There were 3 festivals, not really big deal but good performance opportunities, and 2 or 3 scholarship competitions per year, plus 2 concerto competitions, but those were by tape or CD, not in person. I was 2nd two different times in scholarship competitions. It really all depends on what the judges favorite piece is I discovered. It's probably the most subjective competition out there. Because basically, if you and 3 other people all play your best, and the judge likes person A's piece better, they win. Often that has clearly been the deciding factor. Since I started college 2 years ago, I have not had a chance to compete much. For one thing I would have to travel from Ashland to Portland, basically the entire south to north length of the state of Oregon, not fun, and very costly these days. It would cost me over $70 to travel, so if I didn't win, I would be even worse off financially than I am already. So it isn't worth it anymore but I sure miss it.
• India
12 Oct 08
Piano competitions.wow.Twice second in scholarships,great!! Congratulations DelicateFlower
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• Bahrain
13 Oct 08
hmm _.. other than online poetry/games competitions, the only rl competitions I've entered were spelling contests at school, and ofcourse I won them all, lol.. but I "might" feel up to joining a sports team next semester and join in their competitions, not sure yet w
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• India
13 Oct 08
I have wtached a few spelling competitions and have found them to be extremely difficult.Hat's off for winning them all.
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• Bahrain
13 Oct 08
Thanks! I just kind have a natural talent for that, I suppose.. I don't really get how I get to know how to spell really weird words I never heard before, lol
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• India
14 Oct 08
You are naturally gifted in this field.
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• India
12 Oct 08
Yessss I have bagged few prizes in singing competions :-D trust me I am not a bad singer
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• India
12 Oct 08
You have won prizes for your singing.That itself tells it all.Definitely you must be a fabulous singer.
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• India
12 Oct 08
He he he.. La la la la la :-D Did u hear me sing now?????He he he :-P Thanks
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• India
13 Oct 08
Wow.such a sweet voice you have. Very melodious.
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
28 Oct 08
Hello Daffodil. I have not taken part in any competition, but I have trained and taken my students for English speech competitions every year and we always win the first prize. I consider their success as mine as well because of my time spent helping train them for each of the competition. I am very proud of them.
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• India
29 Oct 08
It is definitely your success too. Good teachers are instrumental in their students success. Congratulations to you williamjisir.
• China
30 Oct 08
Thank you so much, dear Daffodil. Take care.
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12 Oct 08
Yes, since I was a kid until I graduated on high school whatever competition I am participating I always won. Even if sometimes I can't be on the top 1 but I am always one of the top 3. I am not that smart but maybe I was lucky. When I was on my senior year on high school we had a cheering competition, each group of our opponents were 80 members upto 100+, my group that I am instructed were only 43 members in it. But we still won, because we had the best performance and pyramids. I am about to share some of my cheering squad photos but it won't upload now. Maybe because I am only responding this post, and I am not the one who started the discussion.
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• India
12 Oct 08
Thats a terrific record lovelyvelle. You are very talented. I am not sure but I think you can upload after you respond to 2 hundred or more responses.
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• Australia
3 May 09
Just online australian competitions that I don't search for, I just view them at www.lottos.com.au So far I've won some great prizes including travel and electrical goods. It's all fun.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
yes i could really remember that moment and that was when i was in my sixth grade and there was this science quiz bowl for the whole region and our school entered it, i was not really into it because i was not expecting to really win since i am not the most intelligent in the class and much more i am not the first honor..but i still studied that time and during the exams i was just answering what i know and i am not even positive of what the outcome would be! But after a month the results came and i was placed second for the whole region!!!! it was unexpected and it was the moment that i could not forget because it seems so silly for me as well... but then i won but other than that i could not recall winning something that big except maybe those quizzes at school...hmmmm
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• India
11 Nov 08
What a nice surprise ! But you deserved it jazel_juan.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi daffodil! when i was still a student, i used to join competitions. those were dance contests, quiz bees, oratorical contests, and sports competition. i have won many of them even in group categories, me and my teammates won many of them. my favorite kind of contests are dance contests because i'm good at dancing. even now i'm working, i still dance. and last year during our Christmas party at the office, they held a little dance contest and me and my friends won it. ^__^ oh, i remember i also joined a cross-stitching and cooking contests too back in high school. i was an addict in cross-stitching and i won third place. as for the cooking contest, there was nobody to represent the school so they just picked anyone present. it was unfortunate that they choose me because i don't have any talent in cooking.
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• India
4 Nov 08
Hi secretbear! Wow,a dancer you are. Winning for dancing must be a great feeling. Its fun as such, and then being the best dancer..........you deserve the first prize.......... You seem to be a multi talented person seretbear. dancer,quizer,orator, sports person, cook, cross stitcher.............oooooof, the list seems endless. Proud to have you as one of the mylot prized members.
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@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
I was been so active with my extra curricular activities when i was in school,i do join some competitions and it's a big help for me were i develop my self confidence and making friends too.It is good that you are involved in this kind of activities...
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• India
2 Nov 08
Very good point you have mentioned here dong and that is winning aside, one develops self confidence and wins so many friends.
• Singapore
13 Oct 08
When I was in college, I participated in crossword puzzle competition in the papers. It wasn't easy and I need to look up words in the big dictionary in the library to complete it. I have won vouchers but nothing really big! I hope to win a car some day...
• India
13 Oct 08
Crossword puzzles have always seemed very difficult to me.You won vouchers,great! Keep on trying, one day you will win a car.Good Luck!
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@shenqixu (130)
• China
13 Oct 08
YES,I have participated in many competitions in my life. sometime i won, sometime i lost. i like sports,such as pingpang, bastketball,football dance and so on. i dont care if i will won when i take part in competitions. But i will try my best to do. Even i lost, i would not be depressed. The most important is enjoying the sports that you love.
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• India
13 Oct 08
Putting in your best effort is the main thing.Winning and losing should be secondary because there can be only one or at the most three winners.
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• Philippines
13 Oct 08
I was part of the journalism team in highschool and we have represented our region. Though during the nationals, we did not bag the prize, but we enjoyed the experience.
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• India
13 Oct 08
A very interesting competition.You must have gained so much in terms of knowledge about your region.
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@yashsmc (32)
• China
12 Oct 08
yaaa have participated in lots of competition...but not during college...yaaa dancing..sports like cricket...tennis..volleyball...elocution competition...n many more.. aftr entering college ...busy wid studies n so no chance of participating in any activities.. lets see in future i cud have a bit more!!!
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• India
13 Oct 08
Ofcourse you will. Wish you good luck for future competitions.
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• India
12 Oct 08
i m aregular participant in singing competions...frm my childhood only i won many prizes in my school and now in my college...its really really a gr8 honour to get a first prize...i always rem the feeling i gone through when i got my first prize in my life.......really prizes do matter in our lives...they motivate us to rise high in life....gud luck n happy mylotting...
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• India
12 Oct 08
First prize in singing !!!! wow. Well done.
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@android (895)
4 Mar 09
I just answered a similar question to this in another discussion. I have won a competition, I won a bottle of whisky. I was only ten years old at the time though so I wasn't allowed it, they had to give it to my dad. When we got home we wouldn't let me have any and I wasn't a very happy chappy at all!