FWIC Competitions

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Many of us are enjoying Christmas holidays with friends and families. I have the luxury of three weeks with no school work to complete! What a relief. I am aware of the irony, then, that my mission today is to nudge you toward taking part in a FWIC essay writing competition.

Along with offering scholarships, such as the Peace Garden Scholarship, FWIC also holds competitions, as do provincial branches.  Earlier this year we wrote about the FWIC at One Hundred PAST PRESIDENT’S COMPETITON 2015. In the Autumn/Winter QWI Newsletter, the Quebec Women’s Institute announced their Past President’s Competition which encourages elementary school-aged children to take part. The details copied here:

Essay Competition

Here are some others that might strike your fancy:

The Senator Cairine Wilson Competition

Entries are invited for the Senator Cairine Wilson Competition for the 2012-2015 Triennium.

In 1957 by Senator Cairine Wilson established the award for the most outstanding project in Citizenship. The current topic is Canada through the Eyes of a New Canadian.


Senator Cairine Wilson – click for Wikipedia entry

Tweedsmuir Competitions (2012-2015) 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.

Currently there are three categories

  1. HANDICRAFT COMPETITION Project: Table Runner

  2. CULTURAL COMPETITION Project: A Provincial Historical Photo Story of your province

  3. HISTORY COMPETITION Project: An Essay detailing the history of “My Family Homestead”

For details about the competitions, click here for the FWIC website, if you wish to bookmark the link.

So, if you have some time on your hands over the holiday, or sometime during the winter, grab a tea, a plate of cookies (or two) limber up your fingers and get ready, set, create!

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