No I have not partcipated in any competicians or won any awards.I have an
over demanding day job that I hope to be leaving very soon,so I can do what
I love to do.
I don't compete.
In high school, I won the National Council of Teachers of English award for achievement in writing. Aside from that, I am award-less, unless you count getting into my school's creative writing classes as a kind of "award." (Would I count it? Probably, yes.)
No and no
I'm a reader for a big competition, so I see some excellent writing - and don't enter myself, mainly because I am cash-strapped (you have to pay to enter each competition), and aware of how MANY competitors are out there. So chances are minimal that I'll win! Instead, I submit stuff to journals/magazines/agents/publishers. And sometimes I get accepted, which is gratifying enough for now.
I am only in competition with myself.
For a partial list of my awards over the years, see any standard bibliographical source - such as Who' Who in America. My complete CV is available on request to my email address, email@example.com.
I have recently competed in a humerus speech contest which was challenging and fun. As for awards, I won an award for a speech I gave called Heinze Ketchup, I was also noted by Cambridge who's who.
Ish. I'm competitive, but I don't often have the reading fees for contest entries. I'd rather submit to a market with a .00000000001% acceptance rate if I'm up for a challenge.
Most of my awards are in the haiku and tanka arena. I placed in the Tanka Splendor competition in 2007, and in Charnwood Arts' "Miniwords" competition in 2008. I'm certain there's more, but I can't remember it all off the top of my head!
I recently competed in a writing competition that had only one winner. The prize was for a week-long writer's retreat. The competition was strong, but I made it to the top tier, which I am happy to be able to say. Still, I was sad not to win.
No I have never entered any competitions as I really don't think I'm ready for that and as for awards gosh I'm still a baby to writing, still taking my first steps, when I can come up with the funds for editing (but you can ignore that last comment).
I participated in Power of the Pen in eighth grade and did very poorly. Nowadays, I participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) which, strictly speaking, I don't consider a competition, but I did receive an award of sorts for reaching the 50,000 word quota, so that's something.
Yes and I have won a couple of awards, but only on Squidoo.
I've never competed. Aside from tangible mechanical or grammatical ability, I believe it is difficult to judge the relative value of something creative.
I've never been particularly drawn towards contests.