• from the GFWC-WI Newsletter Winter 2020

    GFWC 2020-2022 Writing Contests

    Show us your Writing talent!

    GFWC members and K-12 students can submit a short story or a poem, which have been created in 2022 and 2023, and win appreciation and in some clubs even extra incentives (i.e. gift cards).

    For detailed information on the policies and rules for submission and judging visit www.gfwc.org, look for the “Community Services Program” area and under “Arts and Culture”. Note: There is a waiver that needs to be completed and submitted for each submission

    The deadline for submission of all entries is February 12th, 2023. Your completed and formatted work must arrive at that date either in the Contest chair’s snail mail or email boxes.

    For inquiries contact the GFWC-WI Writing Contests Chair, Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl. Send your entries to W275N2337 Oak Ct, Pewaukee, WI 53072.

    I hope that each club will conduct its own contest, and that we will have lots of submissions.

    – Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl
    Chair of the GFWC-WI Writing Contests

    We Congratulate this year’s GFWC-WI Writing Contest Winners!

    Presented on 5/15/21 at the GFWC-WI State Convention:

    Dear Madam President:
    I am happy to announce the winners for the GFWC-WI Writing Contest for 2020-2021:
    I am impressed that our authors continued to practice and offer their literary talents and submitted their works even in times like this – with social distancing and changed life conditions:
    I have the honor to present award certificates in the Youth Short Story and Poetry category as well as in the Membership Poetry category this year:

    1st place in Short story – Youth authors

    Category 2 (grades 3, 4, and 5): Alexander Gaggl, Pewaukee, WI; “Hiking on the Goldegg”
    Category 3 (grades 6, 7, and 8): Brooke Sisel, Rhinelander, WI; “el viaje de cinco hermanas (The Journey of Five Sisters)”

    1st place in Poetry – Youth:

    Category 2 (grades 3, 4, and 5): Grayson Simmermaker, Rhinelander, WI; “A Tale of Bravery”
    Category 3 (grades 6, 7, and 8): Ellyse Younker, Rhinelander, WI; “Ice Fishing”

    1st place in Poetry – Membership:

    Annabelle Weishan, West Allis, WI; „Christmas Snowflakes“

    2nd place for Youth Short Story, Cat 2:

    Sonja Bureta, Rhinelander, WI; “Stargazer the Fearless”

    Congratulations to all award winners and a big thank you to the Woman’s Clubs for holding Writing Contests in their communities.


    Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl
    GFWC-WI Writing Contest Chair