To most people, the idea of participating in competition seems daunting. However, this shouldn’t be the case. While the main goal is to win the competition and receive an award, even if this doesn’t happen today, it may happen next time. The point here is to be positive-minded and work hard towards your goals.
Whenever you get an opportunity to participate in a competition, it is essential to take the chance seriously. There are so many benefits that come with such prospects, such as winning trophies, medals, and other gifts. These are treasures you will always be proud of. In addition to that, there are also many other advantages like the ones mentioned below.
Benefits of participating in competitions
1. Open opportunities
You may get a chance to do something you love just because you won a particular game. This is a chance you may not have gotten if you didn’t participate in that competition. For your information, potential employers get to identify talents through case competitions. Don’t lose hope because you missed this time around, if you do, you will never achieve your dreams. Be active; keep doing what you love to do. After all, practice makes perfect.
2. Gain experience
When you participate in a sports event or any other competition, there are skills you get to learn. Hence, you can use them during an interview and let the employer know what you are capable of doing. For instance, during an interview session, an employer may request you to share a time you worked under a strict deadline and demonstrated teamwork. In that case, you can share about a competition you took part in and came out as the best. The experience you gain and how you can apply it in this case. You might just land in a job position you have always admired.
3. Build confidence
When you take part in a competition, you get an excellent chance to build your confidence. For instance, the skills you get when participating in a particular sport can help you to solve even the real-life challenges that have been bothering you. You also get a chance to be active, and this is very crucial when it comes to your health. There are so many lifestyle diseases that can be prevented if you are taking part in sports activities and eating healthy, of course.
Moreover, depending on the nature of the competition, you may also get a chance to share your ideas in front of senior officials. This is an excellent platform to demonstrate your mastery and recommend long-lasting solutions about problems that have been ailing the organization you are working with. By the way, suggesting a solution to a stubborn obstacle to your employer is enough to win yourself a trophy. So, if you get a chance to showcase your skills and ideas, don’t hesitate to do. Even if you don’t make it at the beginning, your confidence will increase, and who knows, you might even come out as the best next time.
4. Win awards
It may interest you to know that the advantages of entering into a competition outweigh the benefits of not taking part. The aim of taking part in a competition is to emerge as a winner. Although some participants have to lose, the one who wins becomes very proud. The winning individuals and teams can win awards, and their fans will have a reason to celebrate. Other benefits a company or an individual can gain include:
- Attract the attention of the public and raise the credibility of your organization.
- An excellent opportunity for a company to advertise itself, its products, and the brand.
- The morale of employees can be improved. Winning an award shows you are the best, and this can build motivation within your employees.
- The customer loyalty increase and this increase sale. Customers will be more than willing to buy your products because your skills, products, and services outweigh other companies.
Advantages of awarding winners in a competition
You now know what you stand to get when you take part in a competition. It is now time to see why it is essential to reward a winner for participating and, most importantly, emerging a winner in a competition.
A token of appreciation
One way to show appreciation to the winners of a competition is by rewarding them with trophies and medals. Awarding someone with a personalised trophy is a clear indication that you are proud of them and the outcome. A great incentive for them to work even harder next time.
Awarding someone with a trophy is also a clear indication that you appreciate their efforts. Remember, hard work and dedication are the reasons that made them winners. If you just disregard all that and fail to give them anything to acknowledge their dedication, you will have killed their morale. Hence, if you want the winners of a particular competition to emerge, winners, again and again, appreciate their effort with a lovely award.
Make the event special
Come to think of it, how would a competition look like if the winner and the other participants get the same treatment? The winner would not see the need to put so much effort in the competition. If you want a competition to be lively, then consider buying some trophies for the winners. When the competition is over, and the winner is declared, reward him/her with the trophy, for example a spectacular glass trophy. To make things more interesting, you can have those trophies engraved with something special about them, such as their name, company name, or the date when the competition took place. This is something that can have lasting memories to the winner. A unique gift they can display in their homes.
The bottom line
As you can see, you stand to gain a lot when you become active and take part in numerous competitions. Therefore, anytime you come across advertised competitions, be more serious about them and purpose to participate. You may end up becoming a winner and taking an incredible trophy home. More so, even if you don’t win, there are benefits you gain, which you would not have earned if you didn’t join the competition.