Entered a photo competition recently. Not really a pure photo competition judged by esteemed pro's, but just a local village one (or rather, local to where my parents live). Actually it was mainly an RHS arts/crafts show with a bent towards flowers; arrangements and so on.
Got one 2nd out of 4 categories entered; not that great, and I did rush the choice of entries a bit and wished I'd got some more prints done of other ones I wish I could have entered. But shouldn't complain really. There's always next time.