Do you fancy having a go at entering a National Federation competition? How about winning some book tokens and being published in WI Life? And a cup! Read on to find out how.

Lady Denman Cup

Deadline: 5 July 2018

This year’s competition invites WI members to write a diary extract based on the day that changed their life (using no more than 500 words).

Entrants must submit 4 copies of their entry to their federation office for initial judging.  Federations may then select up to 3 entries to go forward for national judging.

The Deadline submission to the West Kent Federation is July 5 2018. The Federation office address is 4 Hawkwell Business Centre, Maidstone Road, Pembury, Royal Tumbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4AG.

All the additional details you need along with the entry form is available on the My WI site.

Know Your Competition 

The 2017 Lady Denman Cup

Last year’s competition was inspired by the Climate Change Campaign ‘For the Love of…’ and members were invited to write a piece of poetry about what they love that could be lost to climate change.  Entries could be written in any poetical style but must not use more than 500 words.

The competition attracted 139 entries from 59 federations.  Bringing their usual, high level of expertise, knowledge and experience to the competition, national entries were judged by John Ballam, Director of the Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing at Kellogg College and Jeremy Hughes, fellow tutor of Diploma of Creative Writing and Chair of Examiners at Oxford University.

First place
Susan Herbert, Suffolk East Federation

Second place
Susan Read, Isle of Ely Federation

Third place
Cassandra Parkin, East Yorkshire Federation

Highly Commended
Anne Grigg, Middlesex Federation
Kay Kennedy-Hardy, Cumbria Westmorland Federation
Sharon Champion, Clwyd Denbigh Federation

Click here to read the winning entries and their critiques as well as the official judges report.

Text extracted from the NFWI

National Member Competition – The Lady Denman Cup (Writing)

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