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    #1

    sense of achievement

    Is the following wording natural and acceptable?

    Although I have won many prizes in the contest of drawing and painting, there is still room for improvement. Iím filled with ambition to become a successful artist in painting, illustration, and writing. It gives me a sense of achievement and makes me happy when I engage in these activities. I will pursue my goals to realize my dreams.

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    #2

    Re: sense of achievement

    Keeping as close to your wording as possible:
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Is the following wording natural and acceptable?

    Although I have won many prizes in drawing and painting contests, there is still room for improvement. I’m filled with ambition to become a successful painter, illustrator, and writer. It gives me a sense of achievement and makes me happy when I engage in these activities. I will pursue my goals to realize my dreams.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: sense of achievement

    I'd use competitions rather than contests. It's simply personal preference.

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