WI members can take part in a wide range of competitions as part of their membership subscription. Competitions are devised not only to bring fun and motivational opportunities to members, but to also act as a learning tool to develop members' skills and encourage them to try new activities.
There are competitions available to suit all members; cookery, craft, writing, design, sport, competitions that require members to work as a team and others as individuals.
Working with the local community...
Local schools were also given the opportunity recently to take part in one of our exciting competitions - The Joy of Jam! To celebrate the Jam Festival held at Denman in December 2012, local primary school children were invited to write a poem based on the theme 'Jam'. Children from Long Wittenham Primary School and Radley Primary School took up the challenge and produced some beautifully illustrated and imaginative poems - click on the links to read their jam delights!
The Photographic Competition has now been launched! Click on the link to find out more.
A new fruit cake competition to celebrate the WI Centenary has also recently been launched - please click on the Centenary Celebrations 2015 page to find out how you can enter.
A selection of other competitions currently offered to members are:
National Quiz Competition
We have a National Quiz Champion! Click here to find out more about the national finals that took place at Denman on Saturday 4 May 2013.
Lady Denman Cup
A competition requiring members to write an individual piece of work based on a set theme. This is a prestigious annual competition.
The Makower Challenge
Sponsored by Makower UK, this competition has been running since 2004. Members are invited to produce a quilt/wall hanging made from at least 50% of a specified fabric range selected by Makower.
Big Walk, Little Splash!
WI members were challenged to walk or swim, 209 miles – the equivalent of the distance between Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch to the Olympic Stadium, London (as the crow flies) – during 2012.
Huxley Cup Competition
A floral art competition held at a different show ground each year that requires members to produce an arrangement, as specified by the show, showing maximum creativity and design.
Previous competitions have included: Stylish Stitches (a knitting and crochet competition sponsored by the UK Handknitting Association), Fancy some Physics (design a cartoon strip, in conjunction with the Institute of Physics) and The WI Tri ( a triathlon of swimming 5 miles, walking or running 50 miles and cycling 20 miles).
There are also various other competitions being held to celebrate the centenary of the WI – please visit Centenary Celebrations 2015 for further information.
Contact the NFWI
- Phone: 020 7371 9300
- Open hours: 9am–5pm Mon–Fri
- Address: 104 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LY
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