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

  • The closing dates for the Lady Denman Cup Competition and the Huxley Cup are both fast approaching,
  • Key Dates:
  • Lady Denman Cup Deadline: Friday 29th July 2022
  • Huxley Cup Deadline: Friday 19th August 2022

Huxley Cup 2022

Inspiring women countrywide to create a cleaner and greener place to live

This year, the Huxley Cup Competition, supported by the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), invites WIs to design a small community space for wellbeing and wildlife. The wildlife aspect of the entry should focus specifically on the theme of:

Our Fabulous Flying Friends
Think about birds, bees, butterflies, moths, and bats!

What are we looking for?

The planned space must be accessible and enjoyed by the community. It can be linked to a health care setting (e.g., GP surgery, hospice), or community garden (e.g., community hall), or transforming a grass verge or area in the community which has frequent pedestrians passing by (e.g., Village green, car park area, local park flower bed or cycle path). Designs should be bold and inspiring; the judges will be looking for your idea to be colourful, engaging, and inclusive. Think about growing your own plants, plant sharing, upcycling, reusing, and recycling.

More information is outlined in the competition schedule (Download here). The deadline for entries is 19 August 2022. Each entry must be accompanied by a WI Entry Form (Download here). The cost of entering is £5 per WI; please do not submit payment with your entry. An invoice will be sent to the WI from the NFWI Finance Department, after the closing date.

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
    - Entrants will be informed of results by mid-October 2022.

Full Details can be download here

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