At this time of year the local Eisteddfodau are gathering pace and popping up all over Wales. The idea of this thread is to post information about opportunities for those of you who have progressed to reading Welsh to try your hand at writing a little. So if anyone hears of any others, please post them in here. So far I have:
Eisteddfod Llanfihangel-yr-Arth March 3 - a piece of prose up to 200 words entitled ‘Fy Mro Enedigol’ (My Home Area)
Competition for Learners held by Merched y Wawr - Closing Date 1st March. There are 3 levels for this:
- Beginners - Cerdyn Post o lan y môr
- Intermediate - Dyddiadur Wythnos ‘Ar lan y môr’
- Advanced - Atgof - ‘Glan-y-Môr’
I’ll upload the details about this in another post below.
Eisteddfod for Learners in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire - to be held in Llandeilo on March 23. All the details are here: Pamffled-Steddfod-2018.pdf (1.1 MB)
Eisteddfod Calan Mai, Aberystwyth - May 2, from 4.30 onwards. It’s open to anyone living or working in the Aberystwyth area: Rhaglen-Aber-2018.pdf (895.9 KB)
Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Maenclochog - May 7. This is a very full programme with children and adults taking part, but there is a special category for adults who have been learning for less than 2 years. It’s Item 47 in the programme here: Rhaglen-Maenclochog-2018.pdf (602.1 KB)
Eisteddfod Llandudoch - May 19. This is a full day with children and young people participating in the morning and afternoon and adults later on. In the evening there is a special prose category for adult learners - Item 65 - with the topic being released one month before. I’ll post it in this thread when I hear. Rhaglen-Llandudoch-2018.pdf (1.9 MB)
Plenty there for budding Welsh writers, but these are just in the area where I live. What else is out there?