Triennial Competitions 2021

Susan Buchan, Lady Tweedsmuir

Let your creativity shine at the 2021 Triennial

In 1945, Susan Buchan, Lady Tweedsmuir (wife of John Buchan, The Right Honourable Lord Tweedsmuir and 15th Governor General of Canada) donated three silver cups to the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada to be awarded for home craft competitions each Triennium. 

 

The Tweedsmuir cups remain on display at the WI Canada National Offices throughout the year with each winner's name appearing on a plaque on the base.  The legacy of previous winners inspire new rounds of competitors each triennium, along with an archive of competition winners of years gone by.

Please explore this page for this Triennium's competitions, rules, and submission guidelines. Please note there are some changes new this round! 

Submissions are due to the WI Canada/FWIC offices by January 15, 2021.

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

New for 2021:

  • All submissions will be sent to the WI Canada/FWIC National Office,       PO Box 209 | 359 Blue Lake Road | St. George, ON | N0E 1N0

  • There is NO LIMIT to the number of competitions a member can enter, however only one submission in each compeittion will be accepted per member.

  • Winning entries will be published  in a booklet celebrating the 100th Anniversary of WI Canada/FWIC - and will be avaliable for purchase at the Triennial events in 2021

Questions should be directed to President-Elect, Margaret Byl.

Handicraft Competition: 

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

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 

Hand Embroidery
Green Typewriter

Cultural Competition 

 

The winning submission will be included in the centennial booklet. 

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 

History/Heritage Competition 

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

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 

Family Photo Album
Carbon Sketching

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

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 

Cairine Wilson c. 1940.jpg

Send your entries by mail to: 

P.O. Box 209, 359 Blue Lake Rd., St. George, ON  N0E 1N0 or send digital entries to president.elect@fwic.ca  or info@fwic.ca

Past- President's Competition:  LAPEL PIN DESIGN

Design commemorating the 2021 FWIC/WI Canada Triennial and ACWW Canada Area Conferences to be held virtually in July.

 

FWIC Past President and ACWW Canada Area President Linda Hoy will donate a prize for the winning entry. Send your lapel pin designs in a JPG format to her at lhfwic@gmail.com by March 31, 2021. 

Due to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions the Triennial Convention in Newfoundland

HAS BEEN CANCELLED

and will be replaced with a virtual meeting.

The Triennial Events, hosted by Newfoundland & Labrador Women's Institutes, unfortunately has been cancelled and changed to an online event.  We wish to give our profound thanks to the  ladies of the NWI for all the work that they had put into what would have been a truly amazing Triennial Convention!

Please note the new date:  July 5 & 6, 2021

and will be broadcast from the Head Office at the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead in St. George, Ontario.  We will continue to  include, as part of the festivities,  the wonderful Tweedsmuir Competitions - with a new one added to 2021's Line up.  Mail-in entries may be submitted at the office:      P.O. Box 209, 359 Blue Lake Rd., St. George, Ontario  N0E 1N0.  Click here to learn more about the Competition rules and submission details.