Children:- 5 to 11 years


The Abergavenny Eisteddfod is open to any competitors, wherever they live, whether they want to compete in Welsh or English, as individuals, a school, other organisation.


Competitions include music (singing and instrumental), folk and disco dancing and recitation as individuals or a group. A complete list can be seen on the entry form (see “How to Enter” below.)

Dates and times

  • Closing date for entries: 7th March 2020
  • Preliminary competitions (if there are more than 3 entries) are held prior to the eisteddfod.
  • On-stage finals: from 9a.m. onwards, Saturday 21st March 2020


King Henry VIII School, Old Hereford Road, Abergavenny, NP7 6EP

Special choir prize!

The winning choir will receive a special shield, to be kept for a year, together with a small replica shield to keep.

Competition rules

  • Competitors aged 5 – 11 must be entered and accompanied at all times by a responsible adult, whether through school, an organisation or parent/guardian.
  • Competitors can choose their own pieces, as long as they are within 3 minutes in length.
  • Material used, including songs and drama texts, must be suitable for an all-age audience.
  • Acts using inappropriate material will be disqualified.
  • For safety and space reasons, we have set a maximum number of competitors for the instrumental ensemble and disco dance competitions.

Musical competitions

  • Competitors must bring 2 copies of the music, at least one of which is the original. One copy is for themselves and one is for the adjudicator, which needs to have the competitor’s name and competition number on the music. Copies are destroyed afterwards to comply with the Copyright Act.
  • Competitors not submitting music will be disqualified.
  • Conductors and accompanists may be any age – adults or children
  • Competitors needing an accompanist are asked to advise organisers and supply accompaniment in advance (please see entry form below.)
  • There must be at least 2 different instruments in the ensemble competition.

Recitation competitions

  • Recitation competitors are asked to bring 2 copies of the piece for the adjudicator and organiser.

How to enter

Please fill in the entry form , which you can submit online.

If you would like a paper copy of the application form, please contact Rosemary Williams on 01873 811814 or or by post to: Rosemary Williams, 7 Cwrt Newydd, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1AQ

Further information

If you have any enquiries, please contact Rosemary Williams on 01873 811814 or


  • All finalists performing on stage receive medals, a written adjudication and a token monetary prize (1st- £5; 2nd -£3 and 3rd – £2)
  • Visitors are welcome. Adult visitors can buy a one-off spectator ticket (£3.00) at the preliminary competitions, which also allows entry to the finals on Saturday 21st Children and young people up to age 18 come in free.
  • Photographs will be taken and may be used for publicity purposes.
  • The winning choir (competition no 17) will be invited to perform in the Adult Gala Concert in the Methodist Church, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EE on Saturday, June 13 th  

Art, Photography and Literature

Abergavenny Town Council runs annual Art, Photography and Literature competitions for children and young people who attend local primary and secondary schools.



Theme for all competitions Môr a mynydd” (Sea and Mountains)

All entries to be clearly marked on reverse with name of pupil, school year and school and taken to The One Stop Shop, Market Hall, Cross St, Abergavenny NP7 5HD.

Entries WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED without these details.

The closing date for all entries is

The presentation of prizes will be on Saturday, March 21st 2020 at King Henry VIII School during the stage competitions, as announced in the previous letter sent out before Christmas.


Cymraeg Iaith Cyntaf – Welsh First Language

1.Barddoniaeth – Poetry

Years 1-2 –      Hyd at 6 llinell / Up to 6 lines
Years 3-4 –      Hyd at 8 llinell  / Up to 8 lines
Years 5-6 –      Hyd at 6 llinell  / Up to 12 lines


4.Stori – Iaith Cyntaf Story, Welsh First Language

Years 1-2 –      Hyd at 150 o eiriau /Up to 150 words
Years 3-4 –      Hyd at 200 o eiriau /Up to 200 words
Years 5-6 –      Hyd at 250 o eiriau /Up to 250 words


Cymraeg Ail Iaith – Welsh Second Language

  1. Barddoniaeth – Poetry
Years 1-2 –      Hyd at 6 llinell / Up to 6 lines
Years 3-4 –      Hyd at 8 llinell  / Up to 8 lines
Years 5-6 –      Hyd at 6 llinell  / Up to 12 lines

5.Stori Ail Iaith Story, Welsh Second Language

Years 1-2 –      Hyd at 150 o eiriau /Up to 150 words
Years 3-4 –      Hyd at 200 o eiriau /Up to 200 words
Years 5-6 –      Hyd at 250 o eiriau /Up to 250 words


English Medium Competitions – Cystadleuthau Saesneg

  1. Poetry English Language only
Years 1-2 – Up to 6 lines
Years 3-4 – Up to 8 lines
Years 5-6  -Up to 12 lines


  1. Story-English Language only
Years 1-2 –      Up to 150 words
Years 3-4 –      Up to 200 words
Years 5-6 –      Up to 250 words


  1. Handwriting, an Illustrated Welsh poem – Llaw Ysgrifen, Cerdd Gymraeg darluniadol (Copies of poems attached)

For Primary aged children only

Welsh language version only (The English translation is simply for information)

Years 1-2

Dau Gi Bach  
Dau gi bach yn mynd i’r coed,    

Esgid newydd ar bob troed.        

Dau gi bach yn dwad adre

Wedi colli un o’i esgidie.            

Two little dogs going to the woods

New shoes on every foot,

Two little dogs coming home

Having lost one of their shoes.


Years 3-4

 Mynd i’r dre  
Mynd i’r syrcas yn y dre.    

Gweld y clown, hip hip hwrê!  


Mynd i’r ffair sydd yn y dre,  

Taflu peli hyd y lle.                    


Mynd i’r caffi yn y dre,          

Prynu hufen iâ i de.                


Mynd i’r parc sydd yn y dre

Cicio pêl i’r chwaith, i’r dde.  


Wel, dyna hwyl sydd yn y dre.


Going to a circus in the town

See the clown ,hip, hip, hoorah!


Going to the fair that’s in the town

Throwing balls about the place


Going to the cafe in the town

Buy an ice cream for tea,


Going to the park in the town

Kick the ball left and right!


 Well, what fun in the town.


Years 5-6


Dw i’n hoffi …..


Dw i’n hoffi ‘r haul a’r tywydd braf.  

A mynd i lan y môr bob haf,                  

Cael nofio yn y môr mawr glas,          

Gwneud castell tywod, rhedeg ras.


Dw i’n hoffi cerdded yn y coed.    

A’r dail yn crensian dan fy nhroed

Cael picnic gyda Dad a Mam    

A chwarae cuddio gyda Sam.          




I like the sun and the lovely weather

And go to the beach every summer

And swim in the big blue sea

Make a sand castle, and run a race.


I like to walk in the woods,

And the leaves crunching under my foot

Have a picnic with Mum and Dad

And play hiding with Sam.




  1. ART

Theme “”Môr a mynydd” (Sea and Mountains)

2D – no bigger than 760mm x560mm

Years 1-2

Years 3-4

Years 5-6


  1. Models

3D no bigger than 750mmx750mx750m

Definition of 3D (an object which is visible from every direction and is able to support itself)

Weight restriction of any item is not to exceed 10kg.

Years 1-2

Years 3-4

Years 5-6


  1. Photography

Same theme – Môr a mynydd” (Sea and Mountains) Size 7˝x 5˝ or 8˝ x 6˝. Either size should be unmounted, either black and white or colour

Years 1-2

Years 3-4

Years 5-6




Preliminary competitions are held if there are more than three entries for any competition.

There is a small charge (£3.00) for adult entry to prelims, which goes towards the cost of running the Eisteddfod. The prelim entry ticket also allows entry to the finals on Saturday 30th March 2019.


Dates and venues for the 2019 prelims

Start time for all prelims is 4.30 pm

 Competitions Date Venue 
Dance (Folk & Contemporary)

Reading at first sight

 Mon. March 18th Deri View School
Recitation (both Welsh and English)  Tues. March 19th  Llantilio Pertholey School
Choir  Wed. March 20th  Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni
 Instrumental, including piano  Thurs. March 21st  Cantref School
 Instrumental Ensemble  Mon. March 25th  Llanfoist School
 Vocal Solo  Tues. March 26th Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni


Please ensure that you bring 2 copies of music and recitation pieces for the preliminary rounds.



Stage Competitions for Children of Primary Age

Closing date                   Please note max time of 3 minutes for all competitions.
Please read details on web page Competing>Children aged 5-11 before completing the form.