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Competitions open to the public

Competing to share and learn 

QCWA Branch members welcome entries from non members in Art, Cookery, Floral Art, Knitting and Crocheting and Photography competitions, fostering an exchange of ideas and knowledge and helping engagement with our Association.

Competitions complement our workshops and craft groups, generating widespread interest in the specific activities.

Operating from November to October, with judging at a Branch level conducted progressively throughout the year. Finalists are judged at the Annual State Conference held in October.  Make contact with your closest QCWA Branch here

So join us in a little healthy competition, click the areas of skill you are interested in and have a go!

Find the artist in you

If you are interested in art, join our competition. Art competition categories include:

  • Still life (consists of an arranged setting, not a natural one)
  • Landscape (consists of picture or part of one representing inland scenery)
  • Contemporary (ultra-modern style, including abstract)
Please read the rules on the Entry Form thoroughly before submitting your work.  Your contribution is very valuable to us.

State Art Competition Entry Form 2020

Ready, set, bake

Since 1959, when the first State Cookery Contest was held as a way of raising money,  the State Cookery Contest continues.

Entries are initially judged at Branch level, then Divisional, with finalists from approximately 16 classes delivering their cakes, slices, biscuits, jams and chutneys to the State Conference for final judging.

Check out the Competition Schedule below.

For more information contact our State Cookery Chairman via email.

Competition Schedule 2021

Price List 2021 

Winning arrangements 

Flowers lift the spirit and the QCWA Floral Art Committee aim to create an uplifting and rewarding interest in the art among members and the public. 

Funds raised from the competition go towards various QCWA projects. 

2020-2021 Competition Schedule 

Needles and hooks 

Both knitting and crochet are enjoying renewed popularity. 

If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, or want to improve your skills through competition, check out the Competition Schedule below. You can also contact your closest QCWA branch here to learn more about our competitions. 

Competition Schedule 2021

With a finger on the button

If you are fascinated by photography, love your camera and enjoy experimenting with images, then enter the QCWA Photography Competition. 

Download the competition documents below and start your shutters. 

2020-2021 Competition Schedule

Conditions of Entry


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