State Cultural

Mrs Bev Byrnes
Ph: 02 4731 5747

The Cultural Committee covers a range of cultural events, competitions, tours and adds some drama for CWA members.

Events are coordinated for members to participate in, from drama to art, to touring a city and learning more about its cultural mix and make up.

Competitions are run each year and these CWA activities are sponsored by our partner Scott & Broad who have been loyal supporters of the Association for many years.

In the Cultural Competitions senior refers to those over 18 (adults); junior refers to those under 18.

Download the following guidelines by clicking on the name:

Short Stories (senior & junior), Poem, Bush Ballard, Junior Posters, Scrapbooking rules.

Art Competition Rules

China Painting Competition Rules

Senior and Junior Photography

Please read the rules and guidelines carefully before entering the competition.

Cultural Art and China Painting Competitions

The art competition and china painting competition are open to all members. Details are in the Procedures Manual. The china painting coupons are in the October Journal. The art competition coupons are in the December Journal.

Art must be ready to be hung with strong string on the back as stated in the rules on in the Procedures Manual.

Cultural Topics for 2013/2014

opics for State Cultural Committee Competitions

To be judged for the 2014 State conference


Senior Section A (digital or film)- Timepieces

Senior Section B (digital or film) - The Edge

Junior Section (digital or film) - Pot plant

Senior Short Story: My mother always said (up to 1000 words)

Junior Short Story: When the power went out. (up to 500 words)

Poetry: Meeting/s (up to 24 lines)

Bush Ballard: Campfire(up to 24 lines)

The above all due by 5/11/13.

Scrapbooking: Special Occasion (one page only). 

Scrapbooking is due by 15/11/13.

Junior Posters: Picnic (min: A3 size, max: full sheet of cardboard).

Junior Posters due by 15/2/2014.

Schools should contact their local CWA Branch if they'd like their students to enter the Junior Short Story or Junior Posters Competitions.

Cultural Book Guidelines

The following criteria should help you when compiling your Cultural Record Book, which is exactly what it is, a record of your Branch's activities throughout the year. Any overlap with International work should involve the Culture only of the Country of Study. The recommended book is the GNS Project Book 201, comprising of 24 pages (12 leaves). These are avaliable from most newsagents or the Cultural Committee.

The Contents (numeric order) should be in the front cover, or the Index (in alphabetical order) inside the back cover, either is permissible. Photographs should be limited and Books must include the name of the Branch and Group. The Committee is only too willing to send the Correct Book to you should you have any difficulty in obtaining one in your area.

The Books shall be judged on the following: 

  1. Presentation and Content - 30 points 
  2. Member Participation - 30 points 
  3. Spelling - 15 points
  4. Neatness -10 points 
  5. Presentation - 10 points
  6. Contents or Index - 5 points

'Member Participation' will be judged on those who contribute to the content and who participate in Cultural activities at Branch level and Group level; keeping in mind it is permissible for one Member to compile the Book. Computer work or hand written work will be judged equally.

The closing date for Cultural Book entries is 15 November each year.

State Scrapbooking Competition

The Scrapbooking competition is now one page only. The page size is 30cms x 30cms.

There are two sections: one for individual entrants and one for an entry from a Branch. Best Branch book to be judged at Group level, then forwarded to the Cultural Committee. Groups will also be allowed an individual entry at State level. Please check with the Cultural Committee for changes to this competition.

Judges will have to take the following into account when they make their choices.

  • Photography is the all important element in scrapbooking, so photographic quality is essential.
  • Scrapbooking is also about creativity, so the creative interpretation of the subject matter is another consideration.
  • Likewise creative use of decorative elements and layout is most important.
  • The use of journaling should show elements of both function and decoration - in other words we should be able to follow the story as well as having a beautiful book to view.

To conclude, we are looking for a page that gives people something interesting to look at that informs them of what the photos are all about and that is so beautiful that they will wish to rush out and start their own scrapbook .

There is no age limit, however the entrant must be a member of CWA. They can be a junior member but please indicate that the entrant is a junior or if any parts have been completed by a junior member.

The closing date for Scrapbook entries is 15 November each year.

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