Fed and Nat Competitions

Details of items for 2022 are at the bottom please scroll down.


Nora Worth Competition 2021

Theme for this year is Granny Chic


Create a piece for you or your home using something you no longer use.

Your exhibit will be judged on Design, Use of material and Creativity

Anything Goes  - Google Granny Chic for Ideas Think chinz, frills 1950 to 1970

Your entry to arrive at Alma House by 20th February 2022 carefully labelled with your name and Institute.

The Winner will be presented with Norah’s special award At Spring Council in Harrogate 2022


2021 National Competitions

Crafting with the Chelsea College of Arts


Are you passionate about art and design? Are you skilled in weave, print, knit, stitch or embroidery? Would you like to team up with some of the UKs most experimental textile designers to create work which brings together the craft, expertise and heritage of the WI with contemporary design? Chelsea College of Arts, in partnership with the NFWI, are looking for skilled and forward-thinking craftswomen of the WI to take part in a project with BA Textile Design students, that will encourage skill-sharing, communication and creativity.

All these documents will be available to download from My WI -  you need to log in to My WI first using your email address(registered on MCS) - any issues please speak to your WI MCS Rep or email NYWFWI@btconnect.com then follow this link :
* Chelsea College Project Advert and Application



Elizabeth Bell Challenge 2021/2022


Running from January – December 2021, WIs are invited to compose a record demonstrating how their members have worked together to engage and support one-another throughout the year; offering opportunities that have united their members, as well as successfully marketing the WI to increase their membership. All members of the WI are encouraged to take part and contribute; from organising activities, photography, managing and writing the record(s), to designing and formatting the final entry. We want WIs to work together as a team and create a piece of work which proudly demonstrates the up’s and down’s of a year in the WI, as well a recognising the inspirational achievement made by all members that will go towards safeguarding another 100 years of the WI.


All these documents will be available to download from My WI:
* Elizabeth Bell Schedule and Entry Forms


Huxley Cup 2021

The design which won the 2021 competition which is a Rainbow Garden showng the full details of the process, research,  planting and recycling and sustainability criteria can be downloaded here.


Queen's Birthday Card 2022

Cards created for the Queen’s Birthday 2022, must incorporate a current WI campaign using watercolour techniques. The card must include an explanation of the campaign chosen; this can be either written or  printed and must be on the back of the card.

The full guidelines can be downloaded here