CWA of Victoria Educational Grants Grants Open to Members

Please login to the Members Section of the website to access the Guidelines and Application Forms for the following Educational Grants:

Applications close 31 March 2022

To access the Members Section, you will need to use the Website Member Login. This was provided in the January Posting sent to all branches, and is available from your Branch secretary, or the Member Services Administrator, Robyn Smith on cwaadmin@cwaofvic.org.au

CWA of Victoria Educational Grants Grants Open to All

The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. offers educational grants which are open to all. These grants are the Open Post-Secondary and Post Graduate Awards and the Central Highlands Ruby McCullough Scholarship.
Please click here to download the Guidelines and the Application Forms:

Applications close 31 March 2022

Coat Hanger Festival 2022

The Coat Hanger Festival will be held alongside the State Creative Arts Exhibition of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. While the Exhibition displays the talents of our members, the Coat Hanger Festival is open to all. We are looking for all kinds of coat hangers, so get involved and join the celebration!

Click here to download the Coat Hanger Festival Information Sheet   

Click here to download the Coat Hanger Festival Entry Form  

Open to everyone

Join in the Coat Hanger Festival!

State Creative Arts Exhibition

Entries are now open for the 2022 State Creative Arts Exhibition. 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, Helen Ryvitch. There are 4 Entry Forms:

  • 2022 State Exhibition Entry Form Handcrafts for entries in Sections 1-198.
  • 2022 State Exhibition Extra Entry Form Handcrafts for Sections 1-198
    (To be used if you have more than 8 entries)
  • 2022 State Exhibition Entry Form Home Industries & One Woman’s Work for entries in Sections 199-262.
  • 2022 State Exhibition Extra Entry Form Home Industries & One Woman’s Work for Sections 199-262
    (To be used if you have more than 8 entries)

There is a separate Information Sheet and Entry Form for the Coat Hanger Festival (Sections 265-274)

Click here for the Coat Hanger Festival 

There are separate entry forms for the Group Exhibits, Sections 263-264 – these are issued to Group Presidents. If you cannot locate yours, email: chaircreative@cwaofvic.org.au

Entries close on Friday 8 July 2022.

Click here to download the 2022 State Exhibition Schedule

Click here to download the State Exhibition Entry Form 2022 Handcrafts

Click here to download the State Exhibition Extra Entry Form 2022 Handcrafts 

Click here to download the State Exhibition Entry Form 2022 Home Industries 

Click here to download the State Exhibition Extra Entry Form 2022 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 Co ordinator, Helen Ryvitch at: helenryvitch@outlook.com
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 Tallangatta.
HANDCRAFT ENTRIES may be delivered between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm to 3 Lansell Road Toorak, no later than Tuesday 26 July 2022. Or entries may be delivered directly to the Tallangatta Memorial Hall, corner of Banool & Towong Streets, Tallangatta, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on Monday 1 August 2022.
If you are posting your entries to Head Office, please use EFT via online banking as per instructions on page 1 of the Schedule, or phone Head Office 9827 8971 to pay by credit card. Do not send stamps or cheques.
ONE WOMAN’S WORK, HOME INDUSTRIES AND GROUP ENTRIES must be delivered to the Tallangatta Town Hall, corner of Banool & Towong Streets, Tallangatta on Thursday 4 August 2022 between 9.00am and 11.00am.


Is the Coat Hanger 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 coat Hanger 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 Coat Hanger Festival count towards the Branch Aggregate in the Exhibition. Admission $10 allows you to visit both the State Exhibition and the Coathanger Festival, and multiple entries are permitted, so you can visit on Friday 5 August and come back for another look on Saturday 6 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.

State Photography Competition

All members, including juniors, are invited to enter the State Photography Competition. Entries are submitted as jpg digital files, by email. Please click the links below to download the Conditions of Entry and the forms:

Click here to download the 2022 State Photography Competition Conditions of Entry

Click here to download the 2022 State Photography Competition Entry Form

Click here to download the 2022 Permission to Publish Form – Children

Click here to download the 2022 Permission to Publish Form – Adults 

The topics for the 2022 State Photography Competition are:

  • Section 1 The Colour Orange
  • Section 2 Foggy Day
  • Section 3 Bridge/s
  • Section 4 Face/s
  • Section 5 In the Pantry
  • Section 6 (a) ‘Wild’ and (b) ‘Tame’ (set of two related photographs)
  • Section 7 For the Front Cover – portrait orientation only
  • Section 8 “Streetscape” Panorama: for the Website
    (Photo approximately 3:1 ratio width:height, showing the Victorian environment (urban, suburban, rural or remote), suitable for the banner on the Home page of cwaofvic.org.au

Entries close 5.00 pm Friday 29 April 2022.