Competitions play a role in motivating students to perform and excel and offer a lot more reward than just the winning prize. Competitions offer a chance for participants to gain substantial experience, showcase skills, analyze and evaluate outcomes and uncover personal aptitude. Competitions also encourage students to adopt innovative techniques and develop their ideas and skills.

Substantial Experience Gain 

Very few opportunities in the average student life provide such exposure and realistic outlook towards the competitive nature of real life in such a short span of time as competitions provide. Students recurrently go through a series of brainstorming sessions, rapid problem solving sequences and experience a totally diverse form of learning, which they usually don’t practice in their schools or colleges.

Brighten up your Resume (Click here for top CV making sites) 

Achievements through competitions can leave great imprints on your resume. They provide proof of your outstanding skills and distinguish you from your classmates. They will put you at an advantage when applying for higher studies or competing in the job market. Hence, they can offer enduring recompenses for students.

Make new friends

Competitions offer you a chance to meet new people and make friends from other disciplines and geographic locations. These intellectuals can help you learn more about the diverse fields they belong to and countries they live.

Showcase your Skills (Click here to showcase your work!) 

Competitions provide a great platform to display the knowledge and skills you have amassed over the years. The experienced panel of jury can provide a critical analysis and feedback of your performance. In this way, competitions can prove to be a great source of self-evaluation for students and help nurture their experience and skills further.

Financial Benefits (Click here to compete for your scholarship!)

Competitions generally offer generous financial benefits to the winners, with some awards reaching over hundreds of thousands of dollars. It surely requires an immense amount of hard work from the students but the results are cherishing. A good amount of money can provide you a kick start for your future business plans or other constructive ideas.

Competitions offer many more relishing rewards for students and the chance of winning competitions can only be improved by honing skills and competing in more and more competitions.

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This article is written by Chrisitina from Docsity, an online learning platform for students all around the world. 

Winners

What They Say

Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”

How Participating In Competitions Can Benefit Your Student Life

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