Adult Competitions – Literature

Eisteddfod for adults:29 June 2019

Literature competitions

The Abergavenny Eisteddfod is open to any competitors, wherever they live. There are literature competitions for Welsh and English speakers, and for Welsh learners.

Please see the entry form below for more details and lists of the competitions.

Dates and times

Closing date for entries:  14 June 2019
Presentation of prizes: at Methodist Church, Castle Street, Abergavenny. 7 pm – 10.30, Saturday 29 June 2019

Announcing the winners

If your work has been placed, you will be advised in advance of the Eisteddfod on 29th June, so that if you wish you can come to the stage finals, which are in the form of a concert. During the concert, the winning literature entries will be revealed and the prizes awarded. If time allows, selected winning entries will be read out.

Winning entries may be printed in the press and/or the Eisteddfod website.


There is a first prize of £30.00 for each of the literature competitions.

How to enter

Please fill in the online entry form or download a Word version, which includes details of the competitions and how to submit.

Alternatively, you can send a hard copy of your entries to Rosemary Williams, 7 Cwrt Newydd, Crickhowell NP8 1AQ


The 2018 adjudicators are Jane Blank (English) and Welsh to be confirmed.
Entry will be by Evening Concert Programme at £3
Photographs will be taken and may be used for publicity purposes.

Further information

For any queries, please contact Rosemary Williams (01873 811814)

Written Competitions in the Welsh language


Short story
A short fantasy story about a mermaid(s) or a pirate(s).
(No more than 1000 words.)

“Y Môr” / The Sea
(Up to 20 lines)

Englyn or Limerick
A poem in the form of an englyn or limerick containing the word “llong” (a ship).


Entry level
Write a paragraph about holidays at the seaside.
(75 words)

Foundation level
Write a story for a website about an event relating to the sea.
(150 words)

Intermediate level
Write an article celebrating the Wales Coastal Path.
(300 words)

Advanced level
“A traditional harbour town or a modern marina”. Write a discussion essay.
(1000 words)