The National Urdd Eisteddfod is one of the largest youth festivals in Europe and it's coming to Denbighshire in May 2020.
Are you interested in competing in any of the art, design and technology competitions?
There is a wide selection of competitions so why not study the syllabus to find something of interest, join in the fun and get involved.
Do I have to join the Urdd in order to compete in any competitions within the Art, Design and Technology section?
Yes. Becoming a member of the Urdd is essential in order to compete in the Urdd Eisteddfod. Click here to learn more.
Where can I find a list of competitions (syllabus)?
A copy of the Urdd Eisteddfod Syllabus for Denbighshire 2020 is available to download here.
How do I compete in the Urdd Eisteddfod?
In order to compete in the Urdd Eisteddfod, here are a few useful steps to follow:
1) Join Urdd Gobaith Cymru. Click here to learn more.
2) Browse through the Syllabus to see which competitions are of interest to you.
3) Register to compete.
Registration closing dates vary from area to area therefore check the relevant date with your local Development Officer or click My Area on the website to see their details.
4) As part of the registration process, remember to print out a sheet with your personal details. This slip will need to be placed on the back of each of your competition pieces.
5) Check the date and location of the local competitions (Local / Regional adjudication). For more details, please contact your local Development Officer.
What is the theme for all Art, Design and Technology competitions in 2020?
Summit to Shore.
Possible suggestions around the theme will be placed on our website shortly.
Important - Secondary Schools Competitions do not have to follow the theme, except for photography.
Who can compete?
All competitions at the Urdd Eisteddfod are open to members of the Urdd.
Remember to make note of the age ranges of the competitions in the Syllabus in order to ensure that you are entitled to compete in that competition.
Who is the Adjudicator?
Adjudicators are chosen for their expertise and their significant experience in the field.
The adjudicator's decision will be final on every occasion.
A different adjudicator will be chosen for the Cylch, Regional and National Eisteddfodau.
How many times can I compete in one competition?
Can I have feedback after competing?
Unfortunately, a written adjudication will not be provided in any of the competitions in the Art, Design and Technology category.
I don't live in Wales. Am I still able to compete in the Urdd Eisteddfod?
Yes. The regional Eisteddfod for members living outside Wales will be held in London on Saturday, March 21 2020. All Art, Design and Technology pieces will be collected there and taken to the Urdd Eisteddfod office in Glan-Llyn.
Will my work go straight to the National Eisteddfod to be adjudicated?
Every piece of work within the art, design and technology section will be adjudicated in the Cylch / Regional round, which will be held before the end of April. Please see the local adjudicating dates for your area here.
Primary - The winner in every region will go onto the National Eisteddfod.
Secondary - The first and second placed piece in every region will go onto the National Eisteddfod.
When will I find out if I have been successful?
The Regional Competition
Following the regional adjudicating round, an e-mail will be sent out to the schools / adrannau to inform them of the result.
Primary - The first in every region will proceed to the National Eisteddfod,
Secondary - The first and second in every region will proceed to the National Eisteddfod.
The National Eisteddfod
An adjudicating day will be arranged for all art, design and technology competitions. Once a decision has been made. an e-mail will be sent to all schools / adrannau to inform the winners of the result.
Will there be an exhibition of national winners in the Art, Design and Technology section?
A full exhibition of the winners in the Art, Design and Technology section can be found on the maes during the week of the Eisteddfod.
Will there be a Medal Ceremony for the Art, Design and Technology section winners?
A certificate and medal will be presented to the winners of all Art, Design and Technology competitions during special ceremonies held on the week of the National Eisteddfod.
Details to follow.
Can our work be returned following the National Eisteddfod?
The work of every competitor at National level will be returned to you through the hand of your local Development Officer during the weeks following the Urdd Eisteddfod.
The Urdd makes every attempt to care for the competitors work but we cannot take responsibility for any loss or unnecessary damage that may take place while in our care.
All competitors, teachers or parents can collect the work from the exhibition area on the final day of the Urdd National Eisteddfod.
For more details, please see General Rules 7-10 in the Syllabus.