The term competition It comes from the Latin concursus. You can refer to concurrency (in the sense of a set of people ), the simultaneity of events, circumstance or things, or attendance and participation.
In any case, the most common use of the concept refers to the competition . This competition can occur between different candidates looking for a prize (for example, a question and answer contest on TV) or between the aspirants to execute a work or provide a service according to certain conditions ("The government has called for a tender for public works bidding").
It could be said, in other words, that a contest is an organized meeting of subjects with potential capacity to meet certain objectives in a certain area. In these cases, the winner of the contest is chosen by said capacity .
In the case of television we have to underline that the genre of competitions has become one of the fundamental pillars of it when it comes to getting good audience figures. In this sense, it is worth noting that in the case of Spain there are many competitions that are already considered as mythical programs in the history of the small screen.
Thus, among them we could mention “One, two, three answer again”, “The right price”, “Figures and letters”, “3 x 4”, “Password”, “Know and Win”, “¿ Who wants to be a millionaire? ”Or“ La Roulette de la Fortuna ”. Two contests the latter that are spaces of great success in many countries of the world.
Specifically, "Who wants to be a millionaire?" Has even led to the making of a film of great international success called "Slumdog Millionaire." In 2008 it was when, under the direction of Danny Boyle, this film was released that revolves around a participant in the Indian version of said program and the economic and vital hardships he has to face in his day to day.
In the raffles , which can also be called contests, the winner is randomly selected. This is the case of a TV program that encourages its viewers to send a letter to participate in a raffle for a car, for example. The spectator will send his letter, this one will be mixed with those of the other contestants, and one will be chosen according to what the luck throws.
We also have to underline that there are those that are known as equestrian competitions that are those sports-type tests that are carried out in different cities or countries and in which riders with their horses participate. These will have to undergo tests of different types where both must demonstrate their qualities and skills in terms of speed, jumps or coordination.
Finally, we can highlight that a creditors contest It happens when a person, whether physical or legal, cannot face a debt. In this way, a contest of creditors is organized, where it is examined if the debtor can pay his debt with his patrimony.