are prizes a good thing? nobody denies that competitions with prizes can bring people＇s initiative into full play. encouraged by a strong desire to win a prize, one will go all out to seek his greatest success. consequently, the best achievements will be obtained in a game with awards. however, the prompting of a prize does not always lead to desirable results. for eample, a competitor who cannot overcome the temptation of a prize is likely to take a stimulant. and the hopeless competitor sees nothing but the prize, which might cause improper behavior. in my opinion, the remedy lies in moral education of competitors. this will help them to understand the slogan: "friendship--first, and competition--second. "then, prices will play a better part in any contest. generally speaking, i believe that prizes are a good thing.