I made a friend this year who is a member of a local PPA branch, and he competes in competitions regularly. He inspired me to join OPPA, and next month I'm competing in my very first print competition. I'm really nervous, but also really excited (I've entered two of my favorite images). I don't know what to expect, but I've polished up the images as best I can and am hoping I do well. Does anyone else compete in these competitions? Do you find that it's a good experience?