Month to go before closing date for 2020 Eisteddfod Literary Medal

30 October 2019

There’s only a month to go until 1 December, the date when all entries for the Prose Medal must be received so they can be sent on to the adjudicators.

The adjudicators for the 2020 Prose Medal are the winner at this year's Conwy County National Eisteddfod, Rhiannon Ifans, Elwyn Jones and Elfyn Pritchard, and the theme for the volume of creative writing of no more than 40,000 words is ‘Clymau’ (Knots).  The Medal and the financial prize of £750 are donated by the Friends of the National Library of Wales Society.

Eisteddfod Organiser, Elen Elis, said, “The Prose Medal is one of the Eisteddfod’s most important competitions, and has contributed greatly to Welsh literature for many years.  We hope this will continue far into the future, and we will be able to continue to attract literary volumes of exceptionally high standard again this year.

“It’s not easy to create a high quality volume of literature of no more than 40,000 words, and we very much appreciate every entre we receive.  If you’re planning on entering this year, remember the closing date is fast approaching and that we are unable to accept entries after the closing date.  So, make a note to send in your work in good time before 1 December.

“Good luck to everyone planning on competing this year, and I hope we’ll have a worthy winner on the Pavilion stage in Ceredigion next year.”

The Ceredigion National Eisteddfod is held in Tregaron from 1-8 August.  For more information go online,