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 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.
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 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!
Comp. No 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.