Sponsorship of the National Eisteddfod Competitions


The Chelmsford and District Welsh Society has been sponsoring competitions for young people at the National Eisteddfod of Wales since 1984/5. At that time a donation of £100 was made and this was invested by the organisers and the annual interest was used to provide prizes. Over the years the value of the money depreciated and the method of sponsoring competitions changed.

Now each year the society makes a lump sum donation to the Eisteddfod organisers, and we are able to select the competition(s) we wish to sponsor.

We like to encourage the up and coming youth talent of Wales and to this end our sponsorship is usually split between competitions for boys and girls.


Recent Sponsorship includes:


2006 Swansea Eisteddfod – Girl and Boy Solo Singing - 16 to 19 years old


2007 Mold Eisteddfod – Brass and Woodwind Solo under 19 years


2008 Cardiff Eisteddfod – Girl and Boy Solo Singing 16- 19


2009 Bala Eisteddfod - Girl & Boy Solo Step Dance.


2010 Ebbw Vale Eisteddfod, Blaenau Gwent - Girl and Boy Solo Singing - 16 to 19 years old


2011 Wrexham Eisteddfod  - Girl Solo under 16 years old & Girl Solo under 19 years old


2012 Vale of Glamorgan     - Girls Solo 19 - 25 years.  2nd & 3rd place.

                                            - Boys Solo 16 - 19 years. 2nd place


2013  Denbigh                    - Girls Solo 16 - 19 years  1st place  Winner: Ceri Haf Roberts

                                                - Boys Solo 16 - 19 years  1st place  Winner: Siôn Eilir Roberts


To see excerpts from these two competitions

Click HERE for the BBC Wales Website

Scroll down to Competition Nos 56 & 55



2014 Carmarthenshire, Llanelli                                            

                                            - Girls Solo 16 - 19 years 1st place  Winner:  Ceri Haf Roberts

                                           - Boys Solo  16-19 years 1st place   Winner: Steffan Lloyd Owen


2015  Montgomeryshire and the Marches

                                            - Girls Solo 16-19 years 1st place   Winner:  Mared Elin Williams

                                            - Boys Solo  16-19 years 1st place  Winner: Rhydian Jenkins 


2016  Monmouthshire & District            July 29th to August 6th

                                            - Girls Solo 16-19 years 1st place     Winner  Tesni Jones,                                                                                                                            Llanelwy, Denbyshire


                                            - Boys Solo  16-19 years  1st Place   Winner  Rhys Meilir,                                                                                                                                 Llangefni, Anglesey


2017  Anglesey                                       4th August to 12th August

                                          - Girls Solo 16-19 years 1st place       Winner  Tesni Jones,                                                                                                                            Llanelwy, Denbyshire


                                           - Boys Solo 16-19 years  1st Place   Winner  Dafyyd Wyn Jones,                                                                                                                                 Dinbych


2018 Cardiff Bay


2019  Llanrwst    Girls solo 16-19 years- 1st Glesni Rhys Jones, Bodedern; 2nd Alaw Grug

                           Evans, Pontyberem; 3rd Elin Fflur Jones, Bodedern.

                         Boys solo 16-19 years-1st Lewys Meredydd, Dolgellau; 2nd Owain John, Llansannan; 3rd Gruffydd Rhys Hughes, Caernarfon



To see excerpts from previous years competitions

Click HERE for the BBC Wales Website



The venue for 2020 will be TREGARON


The society is proud to support the Eisteddfod

and young talent in Wales


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