Eisteddfod T General Rules
1. Eisteddfod T is a unique event and the General Rules apply to Eisteddfod T 2020 only.
2. Creativity is encouraged when competing in Eisteddfod T!
3. Because of the nature of Eisteddfod T, it’s not necessary to be a member of the Urdd to compete.
4. Group competitions (including duets, ensembles and bands) are open to Schools, Adrannau, Aelwydydd, Community Organisations and Groups, Choirs, Families, Neighbours and any other group. Groups do not have to be registered with an Urdd Adran or Aelwyd.
5. Duets, Ensembles, Choirs and other Groups do not have to be in the same location to compete together, but the video must include every competitor. Competitors are free to use technology such as Acapella to combine voices for group competitions. Competitors must follow Welsh Government’s guidelines on social distancing while competing.
6. Competitors may not compete more than once in each competition. In competitions open to individuals and/or groups, competitors must decide whether to compete as an individual or as a group.
7. Competitors can only compete in 3 individual competitions.
8. Own-choice pieces for Primary School pupils must not be longer than 2 minutes, in Welsh or instrumental.
9. Own-choice pieces for Secondary School pupils must not be longer than 3 minutes, in Welsh or instrumental.
10. Competitors cannot choose a set-piece from the Denbighshire Urdd Eisteddfod 2021 Syllabus as their own-choice piece.
11. Piano accompaniment is provided by the Urdd for set-pieces. Competitors can use these, or their own accompaniment.
12. Any music used must be instrumental or in the Welsh language.
13. Any own-choice pieces must be in the Welsh language. It is not permitted to use any piece listed on the IPC Excluded Works List as an own-choice piece. The list is available here
14. Competitors will not be given feedback, a certificate nor a medal.
15. The Urdd has the right to publish or broadcast all or some of the video clips and to use them for the Urdd’s purposes in the future including broadcasting on S4C, online, and on BBC Radio Cymru, without seeking any further Permissions nor paying any fees.
16. The adjudicator’s decision is final.
17. Competitors must be within the age group on the 31st of May.
18. In choral competitions for under 25 year olds, most of the choir members should be under 25 years old and every member should be under 30.
19. Where there is discrepancy between the Welsh and English rules and syllabus, the Welsh version will prevail.
20. When registering online to compete, every competitor, instructor, parent and supporter commits to comply with all the Urdd’s competing rules, general rules and the code of conduct. For full details, please see https://www.urdd.cymru/en/about-us/urddpolicies/privacy-policy/
21. The work submitted must be original and created for Eisteddfod T, and must not have been published previously in any way.
General Rules for Welsh Learners
Learners are classified as members who have not followed or are not following a Welsh programme of study in the Foundation Phase and in Key Stage 2. But, if they are non-Welsh latecomers to a school where the majority of pupils study through the medium of Welsh, they are permitted to compete as learners for their first three years at the school.
Learners as classified are members who have not followed or are not following a Welsh programme of study in Key Stage 2 and 3. Non-Welsh latecomers are permitted to compete as learners. An individual who starts at an official Welsh medium school in year 7 after coming from an English medium primary school can compete as a learner for one year. We hope that members where one parent at home can speak Welsh will not compete as learners.
Terms and Definitions
Unawd / Solo: The competitor must be within the specified age group
Deuawd / Duet: Both competitors must be within the specified age group
Ensemble or Group: At least half the members should be within the specified age group unless otherwise noted, but parents, family members, neighbours and/or friends can be invited to take part (provided the Welsh Government’s guidelines on social distancing are followed.) Competitors are free to use technology such as Acapella to combine parts for group competitions.
Ymgom/Dialogue and Band: If the Ymgom/Dialogue and or Band includes two individuals then both competitors should be within the specified age group. If it contains more than two individuals then at least half the members should be within the specified age group unless otherwise noted, but parents, family members, neighbours and/or friends can be invited to take part (provided the Welsh Government’s guidelines on social distancing are followed.) Competitors are free to use technology such as Acapella to combine parts for group competitions. If there is a family with one Primary School pupil and one Secondary School pupil wishing to take part as one group, then they can decide whether to enter the Primary or secondary Ymgom/Dialogue and /or Band competition.