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: 6th March 2023
  • Preliminary competitions (if there are more than 3 entries) are held prior to the eisteddfod.
  • On-stage finals: from 9 a.m. onwards, Saturday 25th March 2023


Dates and venues for the 2023 prelims

Start time for all prelims is 4.30 pm

Competitions Date Venue
Dance (folk & disco) and Reading at first sight Mon March 13th Deri View School
Recitation Tues March 14th Llantilio Pertholey School
Choir Wed March 15th Cantref School
Vocal Solo Thurs March 16th Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni
Instrumental Solo, duet, trio Mon March 20th Llanfoist Fawr
Ensemble Tues March 21st Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni

Finals of the Stage competitions will be held at King Henry VIII School, Old Hereford Road, Abergavenny, NP7 6EP on Saturday, March 25th  from 9 a.m.

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. Alternatively you can download a pdf to print out and complete.

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 25 Marchth 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 18) will be invited to perform in the Adult Gala Concert in the Methodist Church, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EE on Saturday, June 24th 2023