children aged 5 - 11: 25 March 2017
The Abergavenny Eisteddfod is open to any competitors, wherever they live, if they want to compete in either Welsh or English, and if they are individuals or part of a school, club or other organisation.
There are group and individual competitions in music (singing and instrumental), folk and disco dancing and recitation. A complete list can be seen in the entry form (see "How to Enter" below.)
Dates and times
Closing date for entries: 3 March 2017
Preliminary competitions (if there are more than 3 entries) are held during the 7-10 days before the eisteddfod.
On-stage finals: from 9 am onwards, Saturday 25 March
King Henry VIII School, Old Hereford Road, Abergavenny, NP7 6EP
Special choir prize!
The 2017 winning choir will receive a special shield, to be kept for a year, together with a small replica shield to keep.
- 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.
- 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 in group competitions 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 3 different instruments in the instrumental ensemble competition.
- Recitation competitors are asked to bring a copy of the piece for the adjudicator's use.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Rosemary Williams, 7 Cwrt Newydd, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1AQ
If you have any enquiries, please contact Rosemary Williams on 01873 811814 or email@example.com
- All finalists performing on stage receive medals and written adjudications.
- 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 March. 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 on stage in the Borough Theatre at the Eisteddfod's adult finals at 7 pm on 17 June.