The question you have to ask yourself is this.....what is your goal with this show? If your goal for your first show is to get out there and gain some experience and learn what it is like to stand on stage and go thru the poses, etc......then I would say keep cutting as you are and go for it. Go out and gain some experience. However, if your goal is to place well and be competitive, my suggestion is to take a break from the extremely low cal diet and rehabilitate your metabolism between now and the holidays. SLOWLY increase your calorie intake (by weighing, tracking and measuring everything you eat) and work on increasing your metabolic rate for two months. But do so in a controlled manner so that you do not put on additional bodyfat. After the holidays, resume your cut-diet but keep your carbohydrates and fats at a healthy level so that the fat comes off slow and steady. You should have GOOD energy in the gym and the fat should come off at about 1 lb per week. Start cutting in january and diet until your lower abs are razor sharp and you can see nice glute, ham and quad separation. The guys that place well have striations in their glutes, hams and quads......thats how lean you need to be to be competitive. In reality you have at least 15 lbs to move before the detail in your low back, abs, hams and glutes comes out. I know this is probably not what you want to hear, but it is an honest assessment of where you are at. You can make improvements in 4 weeks and probably lean out substantially but at what expense? Are you willing to sacrifice a pound or two of muscle in the next 4 weeks to move 6 lbs of fat? Gotta do a little self-eval and decide how you want to play the game. Either way, I can respect your decision. Whatever you do....dont ever give up. Whether you compete now or 6 months from now....give it all you got and be the best you can be on that day.