April’s winning photo
- Button Cup
- Pattison competition
- Photo competition
February – Design a logo or write a slogan to promote a voluntary organisation
March – Either bring in your favourite vinyl, tape or CD from your teens or write the name and artist on a card
April – Bring in a souvenir which reminds you of a travelling experience at home or abroad
June – Write or print out a recipe you’ve used which includes honey as an ingredient
September -write a poem or bring in a photo of you with a very different hair do to what you have now
October – Bring in your favourite handbag or bring a photo of it
November – In 100 words – ‘A voluntary contribution you have made to the local community past or present’
Special Photography Competitions – Monthly
Email 2 of your favourite photos to Ruth Dennison by the last day of the month to be entered into the competition. All entries are judged by professional photographer Jonathan Ellis.
Theme: Christmas Tree
Theme: Unusual views/angles of everyday items
Theme: Creepy Crawlies or Animals
Theme: Things on wheels
Theme: Action Shot
Theme: Industrial Landscape
Theme: Night Sky
Theme: Circles or Geometry
November 2020 – Jacqueline Wiltshire, Jan Illot, Ruth Dennison
December 2020 – Lilibet McFetrich, Sandie Middleton, Joy England
January 2021 – Caroline Brace, Pat Gibbs, Sandie Middleton
February 2021- Joy England, Ruth Dennison, Christine Eeles
March 2021 – Ruth Dennison, Ann Hayden, Ruth Dennison
April 2021 – Joy England, Ruth Dennison, Jacqueline Wiltshire
May 2021 – Jacqueline Wiltshire, Ann Hayden, Ruth Dennison
June 2021 – Joy England, Lilibet McFetrich, Gaynor Baker
July 2021 – Ann Hayden, Anita Connor, Wendy Crosby
August 2021 – Anita Connor, Sandie Middleton, Jacqueline Wiltshire
September 2021 – Sarah Howard, Pat Gibbs, Christine Eeles
October 2021 – Wendy Crossby, Anita Connor, Pat Gibbs
November 2021 – Wendy Crossby, Anita Connor, Ruth Dennison
December 2021 – Anita Connor, Ruth Dennison, Vicky Stead
January 2022 – Christine Butcher, Mo Green, Sandie Middleton
February 2022 – Pat Gibbs, Mo Green, Ruth Dennison
March 2022 – Ruth Dennison, Christine Butcher, Joy England
April 2022 Ruth Dennison, Alison Kitchener
Remember: If you enter the BEWI competitions you gain a point towards the Button Cup or Photo Trophy with the winners gaining 5 points. Runners up receive 3 or 2 points and entrants 1 point.
Hampshire County Federation WI organises competitions, please see their website
HCFWI Competitions (hampshirewi.org.uk)
BEWI PHOTO COMPETITION – You have to be in it, to win it.
For a number of months now we’ve met via Zoom.
We’re still not back in our meeting room
And so, we were asked for a different submission
Instead of the table-based competition.
Committee came up with a clever new scheme:
A photo or two on a given theme.
We’ve had trees, Christmas baubles and cute baby birds
Beautiful, personal, winsome, absurd.
I’ve entered – and while it was only for fun
I’m amused once or twice when I’ve found that I’ve won!
But now I’ve discovered a sad reason why.
Some of our members are too camera-shy!
I’ve heard that some members have sent nothing in
As they think the same people are going to win.
That’s quite disappointing, to tell you the truth,
Please send in your entries: a photo to Ruth.
My knowledge of cameras won’t go very far.
I thought an F stop was the size of my bra!
And as for getting a picture in focus
All talk of apertures is just hocus-pocus.
When shielding at home with my husband Mike
And watching Covid figures continue to spike
I ventured no further than my own Hill Lane.
My garden the place to keep fit and stay sane.
All I did was click photos outside on my iPad
Yet to me the results were really not that bad.
New technology’s easy and all automatic
So, you don’t need to be a camera fanatic.
Remember when film was very expensive?
Now our photo collections can be quite extensive.
So surely dear members, you’ve something to show?
But if you don’t enter, then we’ll never we know…
by Jacqueline Wiltshire