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Monday, May 30, 2022

Eisteddfod launches award for youngsters who make a difference

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is calling on young people to enter its award scheme which celebrates young people who are making a real difference in their community and beyond.

The Young Peacemakers' Award is designed to recognise children and young people who have contributed to a greater understanding of peace, climate justice and equality in their school, youth group, local community or in the wider world. 

There are also creative categories and organisers are hoping that young people will be inspired to express their ideas about how the world can be a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable place post-COVID19 - through words, art or digital media.

The scheme is being organised by The Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA), Size of Wales and the Council for Wales Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS) in partnership with the Eisteddfod.

The awards are open to all young people in Wales between the ages five and 25 and the competition is open for entries now. The closing date for applications is June 10.

There are seven categories that individuals or groups can enter including, Young Peace Activist of the year, Young Peace Artist of the Year, Young Climate Champion of the Year and Young international Peacemaker of the Year.

Details of how to enter can be found here:

The finalists will be announced at a Young Peacemakers Awards Ceremony at the Eisteddfod festival on Children's Day, July 7, where young people will receive a certificate and an award. 

Camilla King, executive producer of the Llangollen Eisteddfod said: "We encourage children and young people (between 5 & 25 years old) to get creative and send us their entries - creative and critical writing, artwork, performance, film, presentations on action for change. 

"Don't miss the opportunity to be part of these exciting and prestigious Awards.  Entries can include work and projects already completed at home, in the classroom, youth groups or Sunday schools - as long as young people are happy for this to happen."

This year (7-10 July 2022), after a two year hiatus the festival opens with two of the classical world's vocal powerhouses, Aled Jones and Russell Watson performing together.  In a line-up that celebrates the best traditional and contemporary music from around the world, 2022 highlights include Grammy Award winner Anoushka Shankar with Manu Delago and the Britten Sinfonia whilst on Sunday 10th, the ever popular Llanfest will feature British indie three-piece, Amber Run, UK Blues Artist of the Year Elles Bailey and Welsh/Bajan singer Kizzy Crawford.

* For more information about the festival and to buy tickets please visit 

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