A vying with others for victory or supremacy
A trial of skill or ability
To strive against (others) for victory
To take a stand against
None of us would win a beauty contest, would we?
What is this, a contest between you guys?
The contest and punishment of Marsyas were favourite subjects in Greek art, both painting and sculpture.
It was hard to say whether Alex was withholding facts so she couldn't contest his decisions or simply because he thought she did not need to know.
The period from 1790 to 1835 was marked by a prolonged contest between the eastern and the western counties.