There is something for everyone at the Urdd Eisteddfod with over 400 competitions listed in the syllabus.
What is the syllabus?
It's a list of competitions ranging from singing to reciting, hip-hop dancing to works of art and from design and technology to cookery!
We apologise for the any inconvenience caused and please don't hesitate to contact the Urdd Eisteddfod team with any enquiries.
Changes amendments have been made to the following sections on 25.09.2019:
- Changes to General Rules 12, 16 ii, 24, and the General Rules for Learners.
- Guidance on copyright have been added to page 11.
- Competition pieces have been included for comp. 14, 15, 20, 21, 25.
- Changes have been made to Vocal Music Rules 4 and 12.
- Changes have been made to the Instrumental Music Rule 3.
- Instructions for Competition 79 have been updated
- Changes have been made to Folk Dancing Rule 2.
- Changes have been made to Dance Rules 2, 6 and 7.
- Changes to the Hip Hop / Disco / Street dancing rule 2
- Instructions for Competition 146 have been updated
- Instructions for Competition 391 have been updated
Competition Number 4 - Duet Yrs. 6 and under
Weli di’r Haul, Annette Bryn Parri
Taro Deuddeg, Gwasg y Bwthyn
Welsh lyrics: Cefin Roberts
In Bar 29, the words are noted as ‘A cofia ei rannu .....
In the last verse (page 19) it is written as ‘A chofia di rannu.....’
The words on page 19 are in fact correct but WE WILL NOT punish any contestants for singing the alternate version. Both versions are acceptable.
Competition Number 10 - Cân y Ddraig, Robat Arwyn.
A unison choir competition but you will notice that the last cord in the song is in three part harmony - please accept our apologies for any confusion.
Please sing the lower note in the cord, the note F (only) in the last two bars.
It has come to our attention that there are differences between the 2000 and 2011 editions of this book.
2000 Edition – Page 19 - The word 'rwyf' is missing on the note A on the top of the page.
It should read as – Yn falchder i gyd, rwyf yn ddraig go arbennig i’m dewis fel hyn.
2011 edition - Page 19 - This is the correct version.
Competition Number 11. Darn o Dir by Robat Arwyn
Choir Yrs.6 and under (PS) Schools with over 150 children between 4–11 yeards old
You will notice some inconsistencies in the words in the following bars:
Bar 16 - a dweud y stori’n glir
Bar 42 – a dweud y stori’n glir
Bar 50 – a dweud y stori’n glir
Robat Arwyn has now confirmed that "dweud y stori'n glir" is the coorect version and should be sung in bars 16, 42 a 50.
The adjudicators will be informed of this mistake and no competitors will be penalised for singing the incorrect version.
Competition Number 15 – Boys’ Solo Year 7, 8 and 9
Tylluanod (Owls), Peter Jenkyns
Copy of music in key o A available from Novello
Copy of the music in key Bb available from the Urdd Eisteddfod office at a cost of £3.50.
Copy of words available from the Urdd Eisteddfod office at Glan Llyn.
Competition Number 25 - Choir S.A. Years 7, 8 and 9
Os Oes Gen I Gân I’w Chanu (As Long As I Have Music), Don Besig
Bars 6-14 should be sung by the entire choir and the following bars should be sung by all members of the soprano/alto sections (please ignore any instructions on the copy which state that notes should be sung by a solo or a small group)
Competition Number 35 - Choir S.A.T.B 14-25 years old (Ae)
Sion a Sian, Robat Arwyn
There is an incorrect note in the tenor line in bars 17 and 62.
In these two bars, the tenors should sing B natural (not B flat) like the base line.
Yn y ddau far fe ddylai'r tenoriaid ganu B naturiol (nid B fflat) yn union fel y baswyr.
Competition Number 40 - Three part Folk Choir Years 13 and under
No more than 40 in number - which differs to what was previously noted in the Syllabus.
Competition Number 76 – Cerdd Dant Solo Yrs 3 4
Words of 'Dyn y Tywydd' by Leah Owen
It has come to our attention that copies of this song have been circulated from the Eisteddfod office which numerous mistakes. The correct version has now been placed on our website and every adjudicator has received the correct version. Each competitor should sing:
Verse 1. 3rd line should read ‘Gwisgwch gôt a welis mawr
Verse 2. 4th line should read ‘Rhag iddo chwythu i’r afon!
Competition Number 86 – Cerdd Dant Duet Years 10 and under 19 years old
Mae’n wlad i mi – Dafydd Iwan
Verse 4 – Mae’n wlad i mi ac mae’n wlad i tithau
This version is correct instead of 'thithau' as it's written on copies that were initially sent out from the Eisteddfod office.
Amendments to the Guidelines for Arranging Cerdd Dant 2020
Competition Number 91 - Cerdd Dant Party Years. 7 – 9
Words: ‘Tydi Ddim yn Rhy Hwyr’, Robin Llwyd ab Owain
Air: ‘Llwyndyrus’, Siôn
In the book, 'Allwedd y Tannau' it has been noted that the order of the air 'Llwyndyrus' is 122 but in the Urdd syllabus, the order has been noted as 112 -this is the correct version due to the mood of the words.
Competition 123. Individual Recitation Yrs. 2 and below ‘Crystia’
We allow individuals to change the vowels to the following words:
Crystie instead of Crystia
Caled instead of Calad
Cyrlen instead of Cyrlan
Competition Number 126 - Recitation Party Yrs 6 and below
There are corrections to be made to the copy for competition number 125.
DETHOLIAD ALLAN O NOSON TÂN GWYLLT by Gwyn Thomas
Chwrligwgan yn stryffaglio (is correct)
Ac yna, ar ôl y gwibio (is correct)
Competition Number 143 - Public Speaking Team Yr.10 and under 19 years old
This competition is for high schools only.
Competition Number 144 - Public Speaking Team 19 - 25 years old
This competition is for Aelwyd (Ae) only.
Competition Number 149. Dialogue Yrs.7 - 9
When the character 'Beili 1' reacts for the fourth time on page 2, it should say ‘Mrs Beasley’, instead of ‘Mrs Trefor’ as is noted on the original copy.
For the most recent copy, please contact the Urdd Eisteddfod office.
Each item should be mounted on black paper or thin black card. The photo should be no more than A4 size. If a series of prints is required it
is permitted for each individual print in the series to measure up to A5 size. Each photo must be presented on standard photo paper.
Photo-copying is not permitted. Basic revising is permitted to refine the photograph but should not be used to develop the photo further e.g to create a pattern or additional graphics etc.
Each 3D item should not weigh more than 10kg except for entries in the Art, Design and Technology Medal and Art, Design and Technology Scholarship competition.
(This is different to what was previously noted in the Syllabus that items in the 3D Tecstilies section should not weigh more than 7kg.
10kg is correct.