* John's Boys Male Chorus celebrate winning Choir of the World last year.
Applications to take part in the 2020 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod are now being invited.
Over 4,000 dance, choral and instrumental artistes from around the world perform and compete annually at the world-famous festival.
Prestigious awards in 2020 include the renowned Choir of the World and Dance Champions of the World with a number of new award categories being launched this time around.
Group competitions and non-competitive applications opened last Saturday and those interested have until Friday November 29 to apply.
Musical director Dr Edward-Rhys Harry said: “The International Eisteddfod is a truly unique experience, offering the most diverse and stunning collection of cultural performances.
"Our new competition categories are exciting new additions which will showcase amazing new talent from around the world. This is the first time the festival will be inviting show choirs, contemporary dance and musical composition entries, enabling us to support and champion the evolution of the arts.”
Musical Composition will offer two opportunities to compose new works for youth, mixed, female/male choirs, or for a piano quintet.
Each winner will receive a cash prize and will be invited to debut their work at the eisteddfod. Applications are open until Wednesday April 1.
Solo applications will open on Friday December and also include a new Solo Contemporary Dance competition. For more information on all competitions, or to apply online go to: www.eisteddfodcompetitions.co.uk/