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Urdd National Eisteddfod

Dylan the dragon at Eisteddfod 2016

During the week-long festival, more than 15,000 children and young people from Wales and beyond participate in Welsh language performances, such as singing, dancing and literary competitions.

The Eisteddfod this year took place in Maldwyn (Montgomeryshire) from 27 May to 1 June 2024.

The event attracted over 90,000 visitors to Mathrafal Farm in Meifod and brought £6million to the local economy.

We returned to the Maes this year and hosted an engaging line-up of performances and interactive activities aimed at inspiring young people about the diverse range of opportunities available in higher education.

The Crowning Ceremony

We were once again proud to support one of the most prestigious events at this year's Urdd National Eisteddfod – the crowning ceremony.

The Crown is considered one of the main literary awards at the annual youth festival and will be presented to the winning author of the best prose of over 4,000 words.

Tegwen Bruce-Deans was the winner of this year's Eisteddfod crown for a piece or pieces of prose on the theme of 'Terfynau/Limits'.

Our partnership with the Urdd Eisteddfod is part of our commitment to the Welsh language and culture.

Lowri Jenkins (Cardiff University) with the crown winner - Tegwen Bruce-Deans at this years Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2024
Powys poet Tegwen Bruce-Deans won the 2024 Urdd Eisteddfod crown for a piece or pieces of prose based on the theme 'Terfynau/Limits'.

The Urdd Eisteddfod in 2023

Last year we held a series of engagement activities covering a range of topics – including the benefits of blue green algae, the latest techniques used by astronomers and insights into the Merched Beca riots.

Here's a taster of our week at last year's festival:

Here's a taster of what we got up to in last year's Urdd Eisteddfod

Get in touch

If you would like more information on our presence at the Urdd or the National Eisteddfod, contact our Eisteddfod team.