The students all agree it is a very worthwhile and rewarding experience to compete in this event. They learn how to work under pressure, present themselves to a large group of people as well work with various materials they would not otherwise consider.
As an instructor I look forward to the event every year even if it means time investing my time and money, the students enjoy it and it teaches me restraint as the instructors are not allowed to touch anything or their team will be disqualified. The atmosphere is great, the organizers, the students attending classes as well as the vendors and clients are all AMAZING! Well worth the effort, can't wait for this years' event!