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Tweedsmuir Competitions (2015-2018)

PEIWI Deadline - January 15, 2018


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.

Entries to be sent to the provincial office for judging. The provincial office will set deadline for these competitions.

Anyone winning the same category at the Tweedsmuir Competition for three consecutive trienniums, is ineligible to compete in the following triennium.

CULTURAL COMPETITION

Project: Recycled Handbag
Size: Approximately 12″ x 18″
Rules:
Made of recycled materials
Must include one recycled item from the kitchen
Include a handle 12″ – 24″ long
Add a pocket
Letters “WI” must be visible somewhere on the item
Name and branch should be attached separately in sealed envelope

Points:
General appearance:  10
Presentation:  10
Design and Colour:  10
Workmanship:  20
Finishing:  30
Usability/functionality:  20
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Total:  100

HANDICRAFT COMPETITION

Project: Family ABC Sampler
Size: 12″ x 16″
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 “WI” must be visible somewhere on the sampler
Name and branch attached in sealed envelope

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

HISTORY COMPETITION

Project: “Which famous Canada woman would you like to have dinner with and why?”
Length: An essay of 700-1000 words
Rules:
This person can be dead or alive
Essay typed and double spaced
Put in folder or duo-tang
May add up to two pictures
Name and branch attached in sealed envelope

Points:
Story:  60
Content:  20
Neatness and Grammar:  10
Originality:  10
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Total 100



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.

 

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. 

 

Entries to be sent to the provincial office for judging.

 

Anyone winning the same category at the Tweedsmuir Competition for three consecutive trienniums, is ineligible to compete in the following triennium.

 

HANDICRAFT COMPETITION

Project:           Table Runner

Size:                14-18” wide x 20-30” long

Technique:     Any two types of stitchery (eg. Hardanger and Bargello)

Materials:       Suitable fabric and thread for the project

Rules:

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

·         Project must be completely finished

·         Back must be visible

·         Project must have two different types of stitchery in the work

·         Name and branch attached in sealed envelope

Points:

            General appearance   5

            Presentation             5

            Design and Colours     5

            Workmanship           30

            Finishing                 10 

            Back of project        10 

            Total                      65

 

CULTURAL COMPETITION

Project:           A Provincial Historical Photo Story of your province

Technique:     This may be presented by traditional photos in a scrap book format or by

                        a computerized power point format

Rules:

·         All photos must be labelled with location and date

·         Project must have a minimum of 25 photos

·         Photos must tell the story of the area of history of your province

·         Research acknowledgement must be included

·         Name and branch attached in sealed envelope

Points:

            Content                65

Originality                10

            Narration               10

            Overall Presentation 15

            Total                    100

 

HISTORY COMPETITION

Project:           An Essay detailing the history of “My Family Homestead”

Length:           1000 – 2500 words

Rules:

·         Typed and double spaced on one side of the page

·         All wording must be the work of the exhibitor

·         No quotes from others work acceptable

·         Photos allowed on title page only

·         Must be displayed in a blue duo-tang folder

·         Name and branch attached in sealed envelope

Points:

Story Content           50

            Neatness               10

            Grammar                10

            Sentence Structure 10

Originality                 10

Overall Presentation    10

            Total                     100

                  

 

Deadline for entries – January 15, 2015

 

 The winning entrants will receive keeper trophies (small replicas of the Tweedsmuir cups) and certificates at the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada Convention in Fredericton, New Brunswick, 2015.   

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