Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is looking for dancers, singers and instrumentalists from across the globe to enter its group competitions next year.
Successful entrants will compete for a range of prestigious titles including Dance Champions of the World and Choir of the World at the 2019 festival, from July 2-7.
This will also see the return of the Acapella Group, Senior Children’s Choirs, Open Choirs and Traditional Folk Dance Group.
The Eisteddfod's best-known categories include choral, ensemble, dance and non-competitive participation.
The festival is also appealing for female choirs to come forward and showcase their talent on the Royal International Pavilion stage with the chance to win an international medal and cash prizes of up to £3,000 if they progress to the Choir of the World final.
Following the departure of Vicky Yannoula, Edward-Rhys Harry will be stepping into the role of music director.
He has previously been artistic director at both the International Voces Volgograd in Russia and the London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs.
Entries for all choral, ensemble and dance competitions will close on Friday November 23, while solo applications will open in early December.
Applications to follow in the footsteps of non-competitive acts and perform on one of the International Eisteddfod’s outside stages are also open, with the entries also closing on November 23.
Eisteddfod chairman Dr Rhys Davies said: “Every year, those who take part in the Eisteddfod come away with an unforgettable experience that stays with them forever.
“With the unique opportunity for performers from across the globe to compete on an international stage in a variety of 20 competitions, alongside such talented musicians and dancers, whilst making life-long friendships is something truly special."
* For more information on all the competitions or to apply through the Eisteddfod participants’ website visit: http://eisteddfodcompetitions.co.uk/
For more information about the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod visit: www.Llangollen.ne