GFWC sponsors a number of contests for individual members, clubs, and State Federations and individuals who may not be GFWC members. Below you will find a description of each of these contests. Read each contest’s section in the GFWC Club Manual for more information, including contact information for the National Chairmen, recommended contest ideas, rules, deadlines, and instructions on how to enter.
See a full list of our most recent award winners here.
The GFWC Writing Contests seek to provide an avenue for GFWC members and community members of all ages to freely express themselves, as well as draw upon their experiences through writing. These submissions illustrate the talent of GFWC members and are a reflection of our communities. There are four categories for entries:
- GFWC Member Short Story Writing Contest
- GFWC Member Poetry Writing Contest
- Youth Short Story Writing Contest
- Youth Poetry Writing Contest
The GFWC Photography Contests encourage our members’ artistic expression, and recognize and support members’ achievements in photography. GFWC offers three opportunities to participate in the GFWC Photography Contests:
- The World in Pictures
- Living Things
- Still Life
- GFWC Volunteers in Action
- A Year in Pictures
Newsletters are one of the most effective and efficient methods of informing GFWC members about current, ongoing, and new initiatives. A newsletter should be informative and convey knowledge, generate enthusiasm, and contribute to your public relations outreach; membership recruiting and retention; program development and reporting; and operational planning. The GFWC Newsletter Contest encourages clubs and State Federations to establish a strong newsletter program aimed at increasing awareness about ongoing projects, programs, events, and issues that affect GFWC members, clubs, and communities.
Clear-cut, well-organized, and frequently-updated websites convey credibility, enthusiasm, and effectiveness. They can be a key component in your club’s public relations outreach; membership recruiting and retention; program development and reporting; and operational planning. The GFWC Website Contest aims to challenge clubs and states to employ their websites as membership tools with organized and updated content that presents a professional and credible source of information.