Competitions Policy

Introduction

In addition to the regular events and outings arranged by sub-committees, competitions are also arranged by sub-committees for participation by members of the Cornwall Federation of Women’s Institutes (CFWI) throughout the year. Competitions provide an opportunity to learn and gain confidence from entering and taking part.

General

General guidance for running competitions is provided in the NFWI publication ‘On with the Show’ (also available online). The CFWI policy does not replace the guidance provided in that publication but clarifies local guidelines.

Eligibility

Members of the Board of Trustees are not permitted to enter any competitions run by CFWI.

Competitions may be entered by all other WI members of CFWI except members of the sub-committee running the competition.

It is felt that members of the Board of Trustees and sub-committee members running the competition would have an unfair advantage by having a knowledge of the judging arrangements for the competition that would otherwise not be available to other participants, and lay themselves and CFWI open to criticism.

Entries submitted by a member prior to her appointment to the Board of Trustees or a sub-committee running the competition but judged by an independent judge will be considered eligible.