Fed and Nat Competitions

Key Dates

Great Yorkshire Show -  see Latest News for Forms for Catering, Stewards, Competition Entry Forms  - Closing date 17th June 2022. Schedule scroll down this page

Closing Date Lady Denman 29th July

All details please scroll down


Lady Denman Cup Competition 2022

The Power of Community
Celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, supported by
The Big Jubilee Lunch

Using no more than 500 words, WI members are invited to submit a piece of writing, either comical, serious,
fact or fiction, which reflects the powerful impact when a community comes together.

  • NEW FOR 2022!
    Please note changes to entry requirements…
    - Each entry must include a total word count; entries with over 500 words will not be accepted. It is the
    responsibility of the individual member to ensure that their entries submitted have the correct word count.
    - Members can submit as many entries as they wish.
    - Entry fee is £5 per entry. Critiques are optional and must be selected and paid for as an additional
    fee. Cost for this option is £10 (total - entry fee and critique) per entry.
    -Requests for late entries to receive a critique by the judges, outside of the competition, will not be granted.
    - Deadline for entries is Friday 29 July 2022.
    - All forms relating to the competition can be downloaded from My WI | Lady Denman Cup competition
    (thewi.org.uk)
    - Entrants will be informed of results by mid-October 2022.

Full Details can be download here


The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations      

2-5 June 2002

On 6 February this year, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.  To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four-day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.t

See This link in MyWI for details of WI involvement or download document here.

Have you organised a Big Lunch?

Thankbox Card https://www.thankbox.com/app/thankbox/twuhnhLb Submit by 1 May 2022

Where's WInnie?   Knit along session 23 April 2022

WI Celebration Ideas Save the date… Saturday 21 May 2022


Chairman's Challenge for 2022

Design New Federation Cloth

At the Autumn Lunch I announced a challenge to all WIs - We require a new Federation Cloth for when we have Federation events. There are photos of the old one on the web page and also Facebook- it is the grey background with white embroidery on. Sadly, this cloth has gone missing but has provided the opportunity to replace it.
The colours, materials and textures are your individual WIs choices. A design plan with samples, sizes and colours will be judged and the winning design plan will be displayed at Spring Council in April. The winning WI will then replicate their design and produce the new cloth.
All entries will need to be at Alma House by Friday March 18th to enable them to be judged.

Heather Stoney


Great Yorkshire Show 2022

12-15 July 2022

In the January mailing you should find the schedule for this year’s show. I hope this will inspire you to enter as the classes offer a wide variety of opportunities for members to participate in.
I know some members are disappointed there are no cookery classes, the reasons being to avoid the criticism received in previous years relating to food waste, not only from the public, but also our own members. Some of the other considerations were a 4-day show in warm conditions - how would the exhibits stand? Not knowing what Covid restrictions might be in place, our seating café area may need to be extended into part of the exhibition area, therefore the number of classes would need to be reduced It is easier to do this now, than to have to cancel classes nearer the show date.

Download a copy of the Show Schedule Here

So please look at what can be entered and “ Have a Go”, to show the public just how skilled you are.

Julie Clarke GYS Chairman


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