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The 2020 State Creative Arts Exhibition is now postponed.


Download the 2020 State Creative Arts Exhibition Flyer

There are more than 270 different sections, so there will be one to suit every member! When you have studied the schedule fill in your entry forms and send them to the Entry Co-ordinator, Heather Scott. There are two Entry Forms:

  • State Exhibition Entry Form 2020 Handcrafts for entries in Sections 1-204.
  • State Exhibition Entry Form 2020 Home Industries for entries in Sections 205-267.

There is a separate Information Sheet and Entry Form for the Sock Festival (Sections 271-278) CLICK HERE FOR THE SOCK FESTIVAL

There are separate entry forms for the Group Exhibits, Sections 268-269 – these are issued to Group Presidents. If you cannot locate yours, email and copies will be emailed to you.

Entries close on Friday 24 July 2020.

Click here to download the 2020 State Exhibition Schedule

Click here to download the State Exhibition Entry Form 2020 Handcrafts

Click here to download the State Exhibition Entry Form 2020 Home Industries


Frequently Asked Questions:


How do I send in my Entry Form?

This year, we are encouraging members to email their Entry Forms to the Entry Coordinator, Heather Scott, at  Of course, if you do not have access to email, you may post your Entry Forms. The address is on the Entry Forms.


How do I pay the Entry Fee?

The Entry Fee of $5 cash per individual member is payable when you deliver your entries, either to Toorak or Ararat.

HANDCRAFT ENTRIES may be delivered between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm to 3 Lansell Road Toorak, no later than Wednesday 12 August 2020.  Or entries may be delivered directly to the Ararat Town Hall, corner of Barkly and Vincent Streets, Ararat, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on Monday 17 August 2020.

If you are posting your entries to Head Office, please include the Entry Fee by cheque payable to CWA of Vic Inc or phone Head Office 9827 8971 to pay by credit card. Do not send stamps.

ONE WOMAN’S WORK, HOME INDUSTRIES AND GROUP ENTRIES must be delivered to the Ararat Town Hall, corner of Barkly and Vincent Streets, Ararat on Thursday 20 August 2020 between 9.00am and 11.00am.


Is the Sock Festival part of the State Exhibition or a separate event?

It is a separate event in that the general public are allowed to enter the Sock Festival, but not allowed to enter the State Exhibition, but the $5 per person entry fee covers all your entries in both, and any prizes you win in the Sock Festival count towards the Branch Aggregate in the Exhibition. Admission $10 allows you to visit both the State Exhibition and the Sock Festival, and multiple entries are permitted, so you can visit on Friday 21 August and come back for another look on Saturday 22 August, all for just $10. Children are free if accompanied by an adult.


Do I have to win a prize in my Group Exhibition before I can enter the State Exhibition?

No, definitely not! Every member is welcome to enter the State Exhibition, whether or not they have ever entered a Group Exhibition.


Can I enter the same article that I entered in my Group Exhibition previously?

In general, yes. You can enter the same handcraft article, provided that it was completed within the past two years and has not been used or soiled. You can enter another jar from the same batch of preserves that you made for your Group Exhibition – but not the same jar, as it has been opened and tasted. You will need to make new entries in the cookery sections – they would be a bit stale otherwise!


Is my work good enough to be entered in the State Exhibition?

How will you know unless you try? Every entry in the State Exhibition receives a written comment from the judges, which is intended to give you feedback on your entry and encourage you to do better next time. Entering is a great learning experience, especially if you are able to visit the Exhibition and see your work on display, side by side with other members’ work.