2021 Eisteddfod Postponement - FAQs

We’re so disappointed to announce we’re having to postpone the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod again this year

We know lots of you’ll have practical questions and hope this page will help to answer most of them.  If you can’t find the answer, email us, gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk.

Please be patient when getting in touch – we’ll probably be dealing with lots of enquiries – but we’ll respond as soon as we can.  Diolch yn fawr, and stay safe.

Will the Eisteddfod be held this year?

The Eisteddfod Management Board has had to take the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Ceredigion National Eisteddfod. It became increasingly clear in our ongoing discussions with the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales that that the Eisteddfod couldn’t be held in Tregaron this summer.  We’re following the latest guidance and advice, putting the safety and health of our volunteers, supporters, visitors, competitors, artists and staff above all else.

Where will the Eisteddfod be held in 2022?

The Ceredigion National Eisteddfod will be held from 30 July - 6 August 2022 in Tregaron on the same Maes, and we look forward to welcoming you there!

The Eisteddfod isn’t held until August, why have you announced this now?

It became increasingly clear in our ongoing discussions with the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales that that the Eisteddfod couldn’t be held in Tregaron this summer.  We’re following the latest guidance and advice, putting the safety and health of our volunteers, supporters, visitors, competitors, artists and staff above all else.

I’ve booked a plot on the caravan site. What happens to my booking?

Don't worry, your plot on the caravan site is completely safe. Your booking will simply be moved to 2022. You won’t need to re-apply in February 2022 - we’ll sort everything for you.  It’d be great if you could keep your booking with us, but we understand if it’s difficult.  Email us, gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk.

I’ve booked a stall and paid a deposit. What's happening?

Don't worry, your stall on the Maes is completely safe, whether you've paid the deposit or the full amount.  We’ll simply move your payment and booking to 2022.  You won’t need to re-apply in February 2022 - we’ll sort everything for you.  It’d be great if you could keep your booking with us, but we understand if it’s difficult.  Email us eira@eisteddfod.org.uk.  We’re also hoping to host some more digital markets this year,

I've paid for a ticket to Maes B.  What's going to happen to this?

There’s few options here.  We can either transfer your booking and ticket to 2022, so you don’t have to buy a ticket next year, ask for a refund, or you can offer your payment as a donation to the Eisteddfod. Send us an email, gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk if you’d like a refund.

 

COMPETITIONS

I've sent you my entry for one of the composition competitions.  What happens now?

Don't worry about your entry.  We’ll keep it safe until 2022.  We’ve locked everything safely away and will send them to the judges in April 2022, ready for the winners to be announced at the Eisteddfod.

We know lots of you would love a chance to compete at the moment, so we’re working on an AmGen list of competitions at the moment.  We’ll have more information soon.

I've registered to compete in a stage competition in Ceredigion. What's happening?

You’ve got a few options.  We’ve extended the closing date until 1 May 2022, so you can either leave your entry as it is, or email us for a refund if you’ve changed your mind – cystadlu@eisteddfod.org.uk

If the deadline’s already passed (Acting – Play or inventive work, Brwydr y Bandiau and the Welsh Learner of the Year), don't worry, we’ll keep hold of entry until next year.  We’ll be keeping these competitions open and will publish the new deadlines online.

I'll be in a different age range next year, what do I do?

Don’t worry. If you’re already registered and know you’ll have to compete in a different age range next year, get in touch by emailing cystadlu@eisteddfod.org.uk, and we’ll move your entry to the right competition for your age.

This doesn’t affect composition or visual arts competitions as you were within the age range on the closing date.

 

LOCAL FUND

What’s happening to the Ceredigion Local Fund?

Don't worry, all the money raised locally by our volunteers for the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod will go towards the Eisteddfod in Tregaron in a year's time.

At the moment, it’s important we focus social contact on helping each other, and we know that many of you’ve been actively supporting and helping others in your community.

Contact alwyn@eisteddfod.org,uk if you’ve got any questions about the local fund.

I’ve promised to donate a prize to the Ceredigion Eisteddfod. What’s happening?

Don't worry, it's completely safe.  We’ve transferred your prize to next year.  Get in touch with alwyn@eisteddfod.org.uk if you’ve got any questions.

I’d like to help the Eisteddfod during these difficult times. What can I do?

Thank you.  If you can support and help us over the coming months, please click on the ‘Support us’ link on the bottom of our webpages.  If it’s easier, send an email with your contact details to gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk, and one of the team will give you a ring to discuss.

 

LLŶN AND EIFIONYDD NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD

What about the Llŷn and Eifionydd National Eisteddfod?

The Board’s agreed to move the Llŷn and Eifionydd Eisteddfod to August 2023 and the 2024 Eisteddfod will be held in Rhondda Cynon Taf.  This has been agreed with the local authorities.

When will you publish the List of Competitions?

The 2023 list of competitions will be published in summer 2022.

What’s the deadline for the Prose Medal and the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for the Llŷn and Eifionydd Eisteddfod?

The deadline for the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for the 2023 Eisteddfod has moved to 1 October 2022 and the deadline for the Prose Medal has moved to 1 December 2022.

I’ve promised to donate a prize to the Llŷn and Eifionydd Eisteddfod. What’s happening?

Don't worry, it's completely safe.  We’ve transferred your prize to 2023.  Get in touch with alwyn@eisteddfod.org.uk if you’ve got any questions.

What’s happening to the Llŷn and Eifionydd Local Fund?

Don't worry, all the money raised locally by our volunteers for the Llŷn and Eifionydd National Eisteddfod will go towards the Eisteddfod in Boduan in two years’ time. At the moment, it’s important we focus social contact on helping each other, and we know that many of you’ve been actively supporting and helping others in your community. Contact alwyn@eisteddfod.org,uk if you’ve got any questions about the local fund.

I’ve applied for one of the Gorsedd opportunities at the Llŷn and Eifionydd Eisteddfod. What's happening?

This is a matter for the Gorsedd Board, and we’ll publish their decision on our news page as soon as we can.

I’d like to help the Eisteddfod during these difficult times. What can I do?

Thank you.  If you’re can support and help us over the coming months, please click on the ‘Support us’ link on the bottom of our webpages.  If it’s easier, send an email with your contact details to gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk, and one of the team will give you a ring to discuss.

 

EISTEDDFOD AMGEN

Are you planning more Eisteddfod AmGen sessions?

Definitely!  We’re working on a programme which’ll run across all platforms during the year, building on last year’s success, with a strong competing element.  AmGen and AdfentAmGen sessions are still available to watch online, www.eisteddfod.wales, on our YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/channel/UCvSCwaCjMNKYO0XVDtONmgQ, and catch our summer sessions on our AM channel.

Don’t miss our Cadw Cwmni sessions every Tuesday at 13:30 on Zoom.  Find the Zoom code here, www.eisteddfod.wales/amgen-cadw-cwmni.

We’re also keen to host more digital markets during the year to support our Ceredigion Eisteddfod stallholders.

 

KEEP IN TOUCH

How do I keep in touch with the Eisteddfod?

Join our newsletter by registering on the front page of our website, or have a look at our news page online.  Follow us on facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Watch AmGen sessions on our YouTube, our website and our AM channel.  Or send us an email, gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk.