Governor General and Lady Willingdon of Ontario instituted the Willingdon Arts Competition in music, literature, painting and sculpture. The National Gallery of Canada conferredthe visual arts awards from 1929 until 1931, when the Willingdons left Canada. First recipient was Prudence Heward, for painting. Other winners include George Pepper and Frederick Varley splitting the painting award in 1930, Pegi Nicol Macleod in 1931 and Emanuel Hahn for sculpture in 1930. Source:"The Group of Seven - Art for a Nation" (1995), by Charles C. Hill Submitted by M.D. Silverbrooke, art historian and collector, West Vancouver, British Columbia.