2021 WI Triennial Meeting

The deadline for submissions has been exteded to March 31, 2021.

Triennial Tweedsmuir Competitions & Senator Cairine Wilson Competition 

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Cairine Wilson became Canada's first female senator in 1930; Canada's first female delegate to the UN General Assembly in 1949; and the first woman Deputy Speaker at the Canadian Senate in 1955.
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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. Any Women’s Institute member in Canada may enter.

Lady Tweedsmuir (Susan Buchan).

Competition Details

Cairine Wilson by G. Horne Russell.

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

No limit to the number of entries submitted by Provincial Members, however only one entry per category per member will be accepted.
 

A new category has been added for this triennium: The Community Competition. The winning submission will become the back cover of the 100th Anniversary booklet.

 

Community Competition:
 

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

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

Cultural Competition:
 

Project: Story of Interest from any FWIC Event 

Rules: 

  • 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

The winning submission will be included in the centennial booklet. 

Handicraft Competition:

Project: Needlecraft Sampler 

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 

A photo of the winning entry will be used as the cover for the Centennial booklet.

 

History/Heritage Competition:

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

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 photos or pictures from any source 

  • Copyrights must be adhered to. (Permissions, in writing for copyright items must be provided) 

  • Standard Page Size (8 1⁄2 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

 

Total: 100 

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

 

Senator Cairine Wilson Competition (2018 – 2021):

 

$100.00 prize

Topic: Essay on any Governor-General of Canada 

Format:

  • No less than 500 words & no larger than 1500 words 

  • May include up to two photographs 

  • Essay typed and double spaced 

  • May be submitted by hard copy or by electronic submission. 

  • 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. 

 

Scoring Points: 

Content: 60

General Appearance: 20

Pictures: 20

 

Total: 100 

 

Miriam Lank, PEI Board Representative received a grant for prizes for the Triennial competitions in the amount of $450.00. $150.00 for crafts; $150.00 for essay; $150.00 for the collage. Sincere thanks to Miriam and the PEI WI for the grant! There is also the Senator Cairine Wilson Competition – Write an essay about any Governor General of Canada with a prize of $100.00. To date, we have not received any submissions for the competitions.
 

The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 31, 2021. Please remind your members that the competitions are open. Submissions will be received at the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead. Just a reminder that it is the responsibility of the entrants to send and have their items returned at the entrant’s expense.