Excuses?

<p>Good morning/afternoon!</p>

<p>While thinking of what to write in a music or art resume, I realized that I haven't competed in many art competitions and the likes. My art teacher wasn't very big on the competitions and only let select students (mostly only seniors) enter work. If I explain this somehow on the resume, wouldn't this seem like a big excuse? I don't live in a big city where there are many opportunities available. </p>

<p>Thank you in advance for your input!</p>