Villages and towns organize their own competitions for their annual show. Some settlements organize proper poetry competitions, others are happy for sprites to come up with the rudest limericks imaginable (and they do, eagerly!). Yet others have portrait or landscape painting competitions.
There aren't any music competitions. Musicians are paid well for taking part in things like the annual shows but it is generally felt that the creative arts should be encouraged and this is one way to do them. The Queen does not want to turn them into official competitions, feeling it would take a lot of the fun out of the village shows. She is probably right.
Some of the schools have writing competitions for students to practice writing short pieces for magazines and the local newsletters. Roherum resolutely refuses to judge these, despite being the obvious person to choose, because like the Chief Witch he too fears the competition!