Fed and Nat Competitions

Our Yorkshire Federation 1920-2020 Challenge


Please send an article possibly with photographs relating to something memorable that has happened during your membership. It can be anything, your choice completely; ideas such as visiting the Albert Hall, going to Denman, organising a special event either in your own Institute or attending a Federation event, even the first impression you received visiting a WI for the first time. One thing that I have never forgotten is in 1975, shortly after joining the WI, I volunteered to make a jar of Lemon Curd for a Group Show. The comment from the judge, “the rind was too coarse"! I couldn't believe it, so next time I entered a jar so fine she couldn't find anything to comment on it! I have never forgotten that.
So, it simply can be anything at all, all I ask is you send your article via email to the Office (details on the front of the newsletter), giving your name, Institute and the year it occurred, if possible, before 1st July 2020.

2021 National Competions

Design the Queen’s Birthday Card


Using calligraphy skills, WI members are invited to submit a piece of work, on behalf of the Women’s Institute, to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday. Work can be presented in any Calligraphy style, using any form of writing instrument associated with the art of Calligraphy. Members are invited to be as creative as they wish, using a single or various Calligraphy techniques, colours and ink. The attached document contains details of guidelines and closing date, which members must follow when submitting their finished piece of work.

All these documents will be available to download from My WI or via contacting NYWFWI@btconnect,com:
* Queens Card Guidelines

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