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Tweedsmuir Competitions

2018-2021 FWIC Handicraft Competitions 



In 1945, Lady Tweedsmuir, wife of Lord Tweedsmuir who was Governor General of Canada, donated three silver cups to the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada for competitions to be held each triennium. The trophies with award winners’ names, are displayed at the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead.


WHAT’S NEW?


•    Submissions will be sent directly to the WI Canada/FWIC Head Office for judging

•    No limit to the number of competitions being entered by Provincial Members; however only one entry per category per member will be accepted.

•    For this triennium only, a new category has been added – the Community Competition.

•    Winning entries will be published in a booklet celebrating FWIC’s 100th Anniversary and will be for sale at the Triennial Convention in Newfoundland.

•    Deadline for submissions to the WI Canada/FWIC office is January 15, 2021.
 



Handicraft Competition:

Project: Needlecraft Sampler – A photo of the winning entry will be used to create the cover of the booklet.

Size: 8” x 10” (20 cm x 25 cm) Technique: Cross Stitch
Materials: Suitable fabric and thread for the project.

Rules:

Project must be completely hand-done, no machine work accepted

Project must be completely finished and ready for framing.

Back must be visible.

The Letters FWIC must be visible somewhere on the sampler.

Name, province, branch, email address and phone number should be attached in a sealed envelope

Scoring Points:

General Appearance:    15
Presentation:    20
Design and Colours:    20
Workmanship:    30
Back of Project:    15
Total    100

Cultural Competition:


Project: Story of Interest from any FWIC Event

Rules:

The winning submission will be included in the booklet.

Length: 500 to 1,000 words

Story should be typed and double spaced

A hard copy or electronically transmitted copy will be accepted

For electronic submissions, name and branch sent as a separate attachment

May add up to 2 pictures/photos

Name, Province, Branch, email address and phone number attached in a sealed envelope


Scoring Points:
Content    60
General Appearance    20
Spelling & Grammar    20

 Total 100


 
History/Heritage Competition:

Project: Collage of Pictures/Photographs. Pictures from any FWIC events from the past 100 years

Rules:

There will be a first, second and third prize. Winning submissions will be included in the booklet.

Digital or hard copy submissions will be accepted. Name, Province, Branch, email address and phone number attached in a sealed envelope

For digital submissions, contact information should be sent as a separate attachment.

Colour or Black & White photos or pictures from any source

Copy rights must be adhered to. (Permissions, in writing for copy right items must be provided)
Standard Page Size (8 ½ x 11 inches) Submission must have at least 1 page and no
more than 3 pages

Scoring Points:
 

Composition/workmanship    30
Appearance    40
Originality    30

Community Competition

The winning submission will become the back cover of the booklet.

Project: What’s Next for WI Canada? – Poem, drawings or artwork

Rules:

Digital or hard copy submissions will be accepted.

Name, Province, Branch, email address and phone number attached in a sealed envelope

For digital submissions, contact information should be sent as a separate attachment.

Colour or Black & White drawings or artwork accepted

Poems must be no longer than 500 words

 

Scoring Points:

Most Inspiring: 50

Appearance: 30

Originality: 20

 

Total 100


 
Tweedsmuir Competitions (2015-2018) - Winners from PEI

 Tweedsmuir Competitions are held nationally during each triennium in three categories: handcrafts, history and culture. The competition named for the 2015-2018 Triennium saw two winners from Prince Edward Island. Carol MacLellan of Pleasant Valley WI received a third place certificate for her history project answering “Which famous Canada woman would you like to have dinner with and why?” naming Adelaide Hoodless.  Audrey Farquharson of Mt. Herbert-Bethel WI received second place in the handcraft competition segment for her cross stitch entry.

In 1945, Lady Tweedsmuir, wife of Lord Tweedsmuir who was Governor General of Canada, donated three silver cups to the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada for competitions to be held each triennium. The trophies with awards winners’ names, are displayed at the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead.

Any Women’s Institute member in Canada can enter. The Provincial Units of Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada may submit one entry for each of the three categories.

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