Postponement FAQ's

POSTPONEMENT OF THE CEREDIGION NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD

This is a difficult time for us, as it is for so many other organisations. We ask for your cooperation over the coming weeks.  Please be patient when contacting us, as it’s likely that we’ll be dealing with a large number of enquiries.  Diolch yn fawr, and stay safe.

Will the Eisteddfod be held this year?

Unfortunately, the Eisteddfod Management Board has had to take the very difficult decision to move the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod to the summer of 2021.  Although the festival itself is not for another four months, we have had to take the construction phase into account as well as current restrictions on gatherings, and the impact this would have on our competitions, performances and concerts.

The safety of our volunteers, supporters, visitors, competitors, artists and staff is of paramount importance to us, so we are deferring the Eisteddfod for a year. We, like you, are disappointed that we will be unable to hold the festival this year, but we look forward to welcoming everyone to Tregaron in summer 2021, with an amazing artistic programme.

Where will the Eisteddfod be held in 2021?

The Ceredigion National Eisteddfod will be held from 31 July - 7 August 2021 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?

Although the festival itself is not for another four months, we have had to take the construction phase into account as well as current restrictions on gatherings, and the impact this would have on our competitions, performances and concerts.

The safety of our volunteers, supporters, visitors, competitors, artists and staff is of paramount importance to us, so we are deferring the Eisteddfod for a year. We, like you, are disappointed that we will be unable to hold the festival this year, but we look forward to welcoming everyone to Tregaron in summer 2021.

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 from 2020 to 2021. You will not need to re-apply in February 2021. We very much hope you will continue with your booking and support the Eisteddfod at this difficult time.  If this is not possible, due to the revised dates or family circumstances, please contact us at gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk before 30 September 2020.  We will contact everyone after this date to confirm details for the week.

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 paid the full amount.  Your payment and booking will be moved from 2020 to 2021, and there’ll be no need to apply again in 2021. We very much hope you will continue with your booking and support the Eisteddfod at this difficult time.  If this is not possible, contact us before 30 September 2020 for a refund.  Please email eira@eisteddfod.org.uk with any queries.

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

You have several options. We can either transfer your booking and ticket to 2021, so you don’t have to buy a ticket next year, ask for a refund, or offer your payment as a donation to the Eisteddfod during these difficult times. We will send out information to everyone who has booked a ticket with further details on each of these options.

COMPETITIONS

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

Don't worry about your application.  It will be kept safe until next year. As the deadline for written competitions is this week (1 April), we’ve decided to collate all the applications and lock them away for a year before sending them to the adjudicators in April 2021. We believe this the best and fairest way to move forward.

It would be unfair for us to accept any additional entries after the closing date, as all current competitors entered before the original closing date. We have contacted the adjudicators to inform them of our decision.  This also applies to competitions in the Visual Arts section.  There will be no composition competitions for the next year.  We are grateful to everyone for competing this year, and wish everyone good luck for when the process restarts in a year’s time.

I have an entry to submit this year, but can't get out of the house to post it. What should I do?

Don’t worry. Contact us to make arrangements to submit your application digitally. Email lois@eisteddfod.org.uk and we'll send you instructions so you can submit your application safely. We appreciate that many people have spent a great deal of time preparing material to send to us, so we want to help you present the work in the simplest and safest way for everyone.

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

You have several choices. We’ve extended the closing date for stage competitions until 1 May 2021. So you can either leave your application in the system until next year, or contact us to request a refund of your registration fee by emailing cystadlu@eisteddfod.org.uk by 30 September 2020 and re-apply again over the next year.

If you've entered a competition with a deadline which has already passed (Acting – Play or inventive work, Brwydr y Bandiau and the Welsh Learner of the Year), don't worry, your entry is safe, and we’ll keep hold of it until next year.  These competitions will remain open until next year, and we’ll publish details of the new deadlines on our website.

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

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

As the composition competitions have been locked, there’s no need to do anything, as you were within the correct age range at the time of the original deadline.  This also applies to Visual Arts competitions.

 

 

LOCAL FUND

What will happen to 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.

We hope that the campaign will be able to resume soon, but for the time being, it’s important that we take note of the advice given by medical experts.

At the moment, it’s important that we focus any social contact on helping each other, and we are sure that many of our grassroots supporters will actively support and offer help to those who are more vulnerable within our society.

If you have any questions about the local fund, please contact alwyn@eisteddfod.org.uk

I have promised to donate a prize to the Ceredigion Eisteddfod. What will happen with this?

Don't worry, the prize is completely safe.  Your prize has been transferred to next year, when the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod will be held.  Please contact us if you have any questions, alwyn@eisteddfod.org.uk.

I have nominated someone for the Gorsedd in Ceredigion. Will you be announcing the honours this year?

This is a matter for the Gorsedd Board, and we will publish their decision on our news page following their discussion.

I am keen to support the Eisteddfod during these difficult times. How can I do this?

Thank you.  If you are in a position to support and help us over the coming months, please visit our Just Giving page (link at the bottom of the front page of our website). We would very much appreciate and be grateful for any support.  You’ll also find a link to our ‘Support Us’ page from the front page of the website.

 

Llŷn and Eifionydd National Eisteddfod

What about the Llŷn and Eifionydd National Eisteddfod?

The Eisteddfod Management Board has agreed to move the Llŷn and Eifionydd Eisteddfod to August 2022 and the 2023 Eisteddfod will be held in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area. This has also been agreed with the local authorities in these areas. The Llŷn and Eifionydd Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival will also be postponed from June this year.

When will you publish the List of Competitions?

We will publish the list of competitions in the summer of 2021, to enable us to return to the normal deadline process from 2022 onwards.  We will announce the details once we have confirmed all the arrangements.

When is 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 2022 Eisteddfod has moved to 1 October 2021 and the deadline for the Prose Medal has moved to 1 December 2021.

I have promised to donate a prize to the Llŷn and Eifionydd Eisteddfod. What will happen with this?

Don't worry, the prize is completely safe.  We will be in touch shortly to agree the wording for the list of competitions and official programme.  Please contact us if you have any questions, alwyn@eisteddfod.org.uk.

What will happen to 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.

We hope that the campaign will be able to resume soon, but for the time being, it’s important that we take note of the advice given by medical experts.

At the moment, it’s important that we focus any social contact on helping each other, and we are sure that many of our grassroots supporters will actively support and offer help to those who are more vulnerable within our society.

If you have any questions about the local fund, please contact alwyn@eisteddfod.org.uk

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

We will write to everyone who has applied for one of these positions informing them that the process has been put on hold for the moment.  This is a matter for the Gorsedd Board, and we will publish their decision on our news page following their discussion.

I am keen to support the Eisteddfod during these difficult times. How can I do this?

Thank you.  If you are in a position to support and help us over the coming months, please visit our Just Giving page (link at the bottom of the front page of our website). We would very much appreciate and be grateful for any support.  You’ll also find a link to our ‘Support Us’ page from the front page of the website.