I don’t think as myself as especially competitive, and I sometimes wonder about competitions, and how they motivate people. I don’t have a lot of answers, but the competitions are great things for coordinating people’s interests. It doesn’t matter whether there is a money prize or just a trophy, people get together and do compete, and share, and it may not matter who wins. Though I find that if you’re in a contest, there’s always some motivation towards trying to win, but the real value is just entering the competition.