Competition may be between students or teams of students within a classroom or across different schools and across geographical regions.

Student competitions help bring about a student’s best effort by inspiring creativity and challenging the student to utilize their skills. It is an occasion to compare their skill levels and creativity with that of students across the world, as well as with their own local classmates.

Competition is often considered to be the opposite of cooperation, however in the real world, mixtures of cooperation and competition are the norm. Humans usually compete for food and mates, though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth, power, prestige, and fame. 

Competitions offer a chance for participants to gain substantial experience, showcase skills, analyze and evaluate outcomes and uncover personal aptitude.