GFWC 2012-14 Club Manual Arts Community Service Program Information
UPDATED NOVEMBER 29, 2012: 2012-14 Helen Mears Materials are now available! See links below.
UPDATED FEBRUARY 9, 2013: 2012-14 Member Arts and Photography Contests Materials are now available! See links below.
10010 160th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53104-9618
Objective: Encourage members to foster and support arts activities in all communities.
Art for Youth
Fostering Community Art
Helen Mears Art Contest Chairman
Shirley Brabender Mattox
1313 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest:
Implemented at the GFWC-WI club, district, and state levels, this annual art contest for 7th and 8th grade students, public, private, and home-schooled, is unique to GFWC-WI. It was begun in 1927 to honor the memory of this great woman sculptor born in Wisconsin, to encourage artistic talent, and to recognize the achievement of student artists.
2012-14 Rules for Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest
2012-14 Timeline for Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest
Sample Letter to Art teacher/principal
Sample Letter for Home Schools
Biography of Helen Farnsworth Mears
Contest Entry Form
Contest Permission Form (State Contest)
Contest Student Art Inventory Form
Criteria for Judging Artwork
Sample News Media Release - Announcing Winners
Award and Participation Certificates:
1st place 2nd place 3rd place Honorable Mention Participation
GFWC-WI State Member Art & Photography Contests
Objective: Encourage and recognize members' and youth artistic expression and achievements.
To enter the GFWC Photography and Short Story/Poetry Contests, members need to enter the state contest first. Winners from the state will be forwarded to Headquarters for final judging. THe only exception is the Calendar Contest which members can enter directly.
GFWC Photography Contests
State Chairman: Janice Curtiss
Objective: Encourage members' artistic expression and recognize members' achievements in photography.
GFWC Awards, Contests and Grants document linked to the contests below.
The World In Pictures
GFWC Volunteers in Action
A Year in Pictures (Calendar Contest)
Creative Arts Waiver from GFWC Headquarters
|GFWC Short Story & Poetry Contests
Objective: Encourage members and youth to develop creative writing skills and to recognize their achievements.
GFWC Writing Contests for Members and Youth
Contest Consent and Release Form
|Member Arts & Crafts Contests:
Chairman - Janice Curtiss
These contests are open to any dues paying club member of the GFWC-WI who is an amateur (making less than $500.00 annually on crafts) and makes items for a hobby.
Member Arts & Crafts Contests Rules
Arts & Crafts Contest 2012-13 Judging Guidelines and General Information
Member Arts & Crafts Contests Entry Form
Member Arts & Crafts State Inventory Sheet
Art Cycle Contest Flyer
First Place Member Art Second Place Member Art Third Place Member Art
First Place Member Photography Second Place Member Photography Third Place Member Photography
|Member Photography Contests: Chairmen - Janice Curtiss
These contests are open to any dues paying club member of the GFWC-WI who is an amateur (making less than $500.00 annually on photography) and takes photographs for a hobby. State winners of "The World in Pictures" and "GFWC Volunteers in Action" Photography Contests will be sent on for national judging annually. "A Year in Pictures" (Calendar Contest) is only a national contest and is sent directly to GFWC Headquarters by May 1, 2013 and 2014.
Member Photography Contests Rules
Member Photography Entry Form
GFWC-WI Photography State Inventory Sheet
GFWC-WI Photography State Judging Sheet
12 Elements to Consider
|Member Short Story & Poetry Contests: Chairman -
These contests are open to any dues paying club member of the GFWC-WI who is an amateur (making less than $500.00 annually on manuscripts) and creatively writes for a hobby.
Complete Member Short Story & Poetry Contests Rules & Application Form (not yet available)
|Youth Short Story & Poetry Contests: Chairman -
These contests are open to youth, grades 1-12, who are amateurs (making less than $500.00 annually on manuscripts) and creatively write for a hobby.
Complete Youth Short Story & Poetry Contests Rules & Application Form (not yet available)