It all depends on what you're ultimately hoping to accomplish!
If you just want to get on stage at an entry-level contest and see how it goes with trying a competition, I'd probably just work on putting on a bit more mass before cutting and go out for the sheer fun of giving it a go. If you find an entry-level natural show with a smaller turnout, you're going to have a much better chance of placing than if you go to a highly competitive show with a lot of people in your bracket who are all super-serious about what they do and live bodybuilding 100%.
I mentioned it before, but I would say that you would definitely benefit from finding out what BB shows will be coming up in your area in the next few months, and check one out as a spectator before you compete. You'll see what guys with similar height/build types will be coming in looking like, you'll get to see the competition and everyone's routines, and watch for how people are handling themselves through the day. That, and if you talk with some of the competitors post-show, you might make some great contacts for others who can help you get in top form for stepping on stage, too. Contests are always a great place to meet more like-minded people, even if they aren't vegan themselves, they can still offer a lot of great advice about contest prep and how to get through your first show. If you're serious about wanting to be a great bodybuilder and to eventually place well in shows, the only way to learn is to get out there, both to compete and to learn from those around you. But, you won't know until you get out there, either to spectate or to step on stage for that first time.
Overall, from what you're showing, it looks like with a bit more mass and some cutting, you could do fairly well out there (again, it will all vary depending on the level of competition). At a glance, I'd say that perhaps some more lat/upper back width and thickness would be one area to put a bit more work into for the only thing that's showing to be a bit behind the rest, shoulders maybe, but they will "pop" more with fat loss even if they don't grow as much, unlike the middle/upper back. Just keep at it -of course, the bigger you get while staying lean the better, but check out a comp first if you can to see what you'll be up against, and if need be, you can then take more time to bring up anything you need before finally hitting the stage in the future!
"A 'hardgainer' is merely someone who hasn't bothered to try enough different training methods to learn what is actually right for their own damned body." - anonymous
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