The Science and Technology Pavilion has developed immensely since its inception over forty years ago.
Today, it is one of the most popular centres on the Maes and is a scientific and technological centre of international standard.
In addition to the exhibitions and shows on the Maes, there are numerous science and technology competitions, and a copy can be downloaded here.
The Eisteddfod’s Science & Technology Medal
This medal, which was awarded for the first time in 2004, is presented to recognise and celebrate an individual’s contribution to science and technology through the medium of Welsh. A comprehensive list of past winners can be found here.
Do you know anyone who has made an important contribution to science and technology through the medium of Welsh? Are you aware of someone who has inspired others to become a scientist, or have you come across an individual who has been pivotal in the success of a scientific or technology-based project? The closing date for accepting nominations for 2017 has closed, and the winner will be announced soon. Nomination forms for 2018 will be published in August.
This competition is an exciting competition in the Science & Technology section, awarded to an innovative and creative idea which will be of benefit to civilization. Your entry can be a new idea or concept or something already completed, or could provide the solution for a problem in any area (i.e. environment, agriculture, medicine, technology or engineering).
Applications of up to 1,000 words outlining the idea should be submitted in Welsh. The use of diagrams is welcomed. The competition is open to all ages. Entries can be submitted, either as a group or individual. A copy of the work, in addition to an electronic copy should be sent to the Eisteddfod Office by 1 April 2017.
Prize: £1000 to be split at the adjudicator’s discretion, with a minimum of £500 to the winner.
A Welsh article concerned with a scientific subject which is suitable for an extensive audience, no longer than 1,000 words. The use of diagrams, tables and various images are welcomed. More than one author is permitted. A copy of the work, in addition to an electronic copy should be sent to the Eisteddfod Office by 1st April 2017. We will consider publishing the winning article in association with Gwerddon.
Cael Wil Bach i’w Wely (daily challenge)
This practical-based competition, is held on the Maes during Eisteddfod week. Competitors have around 30 minutes to create a model or contraption with the resources provided.
The competition is for individuals or groups of 2-3 children years 3-6 in primary school. We advise competitors to register beforehand.
Prizes: 1st- £15; 2nd - £10; 3rd - £5
Wil i’w Wely (daily challenge)
This practical-based competition, is held on the Maes during Eisteddfod week. Engineering skills and inventiveness to design, are put to the test, when youngsters have around 1 hour 30 minutes to design, build and test a device capable of completing a specific task with the resources provided.
The competition is for groups of 2-3 young people of secondary school age. We advise competitors to register beforehand.
Prizes: 1st- £30; 2nd - £20; 3rd - £10