The Urdd offers learners the opportunity to compete in the Eisteddfod annually. There are recitation, theatre and cerdd dant competitions specifically for individuals, groups and parties of learners who wish to compete.
How about competing this year? There is a full list of learner’s competitions available in our Syllabus - click on the link on the right.
406. Learners Medal Competition Year 10 and under 25 years old
The medal is donated by the Wales National Parks
The aim of the competition is to reward an individual who has dedicated his/her time to learn Welsh, and who takes pride in their Welshness.
The Learners medal will be given to an individual who can show how he/she uses the language from day to day socially and in the school/college/work.
Who can compete?
The competition is open to any learner who is a member of the Urdd and aged between
years 10 and under 25 years old.
(The definition of ‘learner’ is noted in the General Rules for Learners on page 19 of the Syllabus)
How to compete?
All competitors will be required to answer the following questions in a video presentation (no longer than 2 minutes) and in writing on the competition form:
1. A sentence introducing yourself
2. Does anyone in your family speak Welsh?
3. Reason for learning Welsh
4. How did you learn Welsh?
5. The effect learning Welsh has had on the life of the competitor and the use he/she makes of the language.
6. Hopes for the future
The form and video must be submitted by 1 March 2017 to Trefnwyr, Adran yr Eisteddfod, Gwersyll yr Urdd, Glan-llyn, Llanuwchllyn, Y Bala, Gwynedd. LL23 7ST or firstname.lastname@example.org
The competitor can be nominated by the Local Development Officer or by a teacher or they can nominate themselves.
The preliminary round will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018 in The Urdd Centre Glan-llyn where various tasks will be set by the Adjudicators to prove the ability of the competitor to communicate through the medium of Welsh.
Three competitors from the preliminary rounds will be chosen to come to the final which will be held on the Tuesday at the National Urdd Eisteddfod before deciding who will be worthy of the Learners Medal.
Adjudicators: Elin Williams and Isaias Grandis
Below are links to download recordings of the recital pieces for Welsh learners at the 2018 Urdd Eisteddfod.
Please note that these are not interpretations of the poems, just a guide to help with pronunciation.