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nafowlogo.jpg Hold your beer… are you thinking about The North American Festival of Wales in Milwaukee later this year (Aug. 29 - Sept. 1)? Then how about entering one of our Eisteddfod competitions!

Once again, we have seven different competitions in singing or poetic recitation - suiting all ages and different levels of proficiency in Welsh (from zero to “lots”!) Singers can join our Semi-Professional competition to win a generous cash scholarship for travel to compete at next year's National Eisteddfod of Wales (Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru) in Tregaron (Ceredigion). And as an eighth stage competition… we’re reintroducing Instrumental Solo, open to unaccompanied soloists on any musical instrument. All stage competitions are on Fri. and Sat., Aug. 30 and 31, and are time-limited to help you enjoy everything else at the Festival!

Also, the new Visual Arts Competition is open to entrants submitting visual artistic submissions (painting, sketch, sculpture, etc.) based on a Welsh theme, for popular adjudication at the Festival (setup is Fri., Aug. 30 and viewing is that day and Sat., Aug. 31).

Finally, the new Hymn Composition Competition in honor of Daniel Protheroe, with a single grand prize, invites the creation of an original hymn set to the meter used by Protheroe in his well-known “Milwaukee”.

Go to the link shown here for information and guidelines on all of our competitions! You will also find there our new online entry form for the stage competitions and Visual Arts (deadline Aug. 20, 2019). (For Hymn Composition, see the guidelines at the link for further information on entering; deadline July 1, 2019.)

Contact the Eisteddfod Committee with any questions ( eisteddfod@nafow.org ), and we’ll see you – or your creative work - soon in Milwaukee!

(NAFOW Eisteddfod link: http://thewnaa.org/eisteddfod- competition.html )

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Once again we are proud to offer, as part of our Eisteddfod competitions, the David G. Morris Memorial Competition for Solo Voice. This is our signature competition, with the opportunity to win a cash scholarship ($3,500 US) for travel to compete in the 2017 National Eisteddfod of Wales.

This year’s David Morris Competition will be held Saturday, September 3 , at the Westin Calgary. It is open to singers (residents of the Americas) with some professional training, but whose income is derived only partially from performing. Several David Morris winners have gone on to great success in competing in Wales, including a first-place winner at the 2012 National Eisteddfod in Vale of Glamorgan.

Each competitor is required to sing two pieces from memory (contrasted selections drawn from art song, oratorio or operatic repertoire), at least one of which must be in Welsh. (Competitors should note that participation in the National Eisteddfod of Wales will involve singing in Welsh.)

The NAFOW Eisteddfod entry form, including further details on the David Morris competition, is available here: http://www.nafow.org/WNAA_ NAFOW/PDFs/Forms/forms2016/ eisteddfod_2016.pdf . Entries must be recieved by August 20, 2016 .

For further information on this extraordinary opportunity, please contact us directly (email: eisteddfod@nafow.org ; phone: 412-215-9161 ).

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From the North American Festival of Wales ( Sept. 1-4, 2016 , Calgary, Alberta, Canada):

It's that time again... time to enter the Eisteddfod competitions on Saturday, September 3 , at the 2016 North American Festival of Wales (NAFOW) in Calgary!

We're proud to announce this year a new category for Solo Voice (Youth), open to those aged 15 and under and sponsored by the Calgary Welsh Society. As with the equivalent adult competition, all entrants will perform at least two songs, at least one of which must be in Welsh. All of our competitions involve highly qualified adjudicators who provide a very friendly and supportive atmosphere, thus our younger singers can look forward to a highly rewarding stage experience!

We will again hold three competitions in poetic recitation: Adult and Welsh Learners', both involving recitation of a set piece from memory in Welsh, as well as English Language Recitation. Copies of the set pieces are made available to competitors upon application.

In addition to the new Solo Voice (Youth) competition, we'll be holding three more singing competitions: Hymn Singing, Solo Voice (Adult, 16 and over) and Solo Voice/Semi-Professional. The Solo Voice/Semi-Professional competition, as usual, offers the David G. Morris Memorial Award with a generous cash scholarship as a first prize, for travel to compete in the 2017 National Eisteddfod of Wales.

Our competition entry form (and information sheet) is available at the NAFOW website: http://www.nafow.org/WNAA_ NAFOW/PDFs/Forms/forms2016/ eisteddfod_2016.pdf . (Please note that the form has recently been revised to shift some competition times, but all are still taking place on Saturday, September 3, 2016 , at the Westin Calgary. )

Anyone may enter up to three competitions total, subject to restrictions noted on the entry form and information sheet. All entries must be received by August 20, 2016 . Please contact us at any time with questions (email: eisteddfod@nafow.org , phone: 412-215-9161 ), and we'll see you onstage in Calgary!

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  It's NOT too late to enter... you can still join us onstage for the Eisteddfod at NAFOW!



We are proud to offer, as part of our Eisteddfod competitions at the North American Festival of Wales (NAFOW), the David G. Morris Memorial Competition for Solo Voice.  This is our signature competition, with the opportunity to win a cash scholarship ($3,500 US) for travel to compete in the 2016 National Eisteddfod of Wales.

This year’s David Morris Competition will be held Saturday, September 5, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. It is open to singers (residents of the Americas) with some professional training, but whose income is derived only partially from performing. Several David Morris winners have gone on to great success in competing in Wales, including a first-place winner at the 2012 National Eisteddfod in Vale of Glamorgan More information can be found on the attached flyer.

Each competitor is required to sing two pieces from memory (contrasted selections drawn from art song, oratorio or operatic repertoire), at least one of which must be in Welsh.  (Competitors should note that participation in the National Eisteddfod of Wales will involve singing in Welsh.)

The NAFOW Eisteddfod entry form, including further details on the David Morris competition, is available here:  http://www.nafow.org/WNAA_NAFOW/PDFs/Forms/forms2015/eisteddfod_entry_2015.pdf . Entries must be received by August 20, 2015

For further information on this extraordinary opportunity, please contact us at any time (email: eisteddfod@nafow.org ; phone: 412-215-9161 ).





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  It's NOT too late to enter... you can still join us onstage for the Eisteddfod at NAFOW!



We will have six competitions in singing and poetic recitation, all offering cash prizes, on Saturday, September 5 , at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. For recitation, two competitions (Adult and Welsh Learner's) involve reciting a poem from memory in Welsh, and English Language Recitation is on offer as well. Hymn Singing involves singing one hymn of your choice in Welsh, while Solo Voice involves singing two pieces, at least one of which must be in Welsh.

 

Our signature competition (Solo Voice/Semi-Professional) offers the David G. Morris Memorial Award, a generous cash scholarship for travel to compete in the 2016 National Eisteddfod of Wales. This competition is for singers (residents of the Americas) with some professional training but whose income is derived only partially from performing; many of our winners have gone on to great success in competing in Wales.

All of our competitions involve highly qualified adjudicators who provide a very friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to display and develop your own talent in recitation or singing. You will make wonderful new acquaintances, and everyone leaves with the satisfaction of maintaining a great Welsh tradition on behalf of all of North America!

The NAFOW Eisteddfod entry form, including further details on all competitions, is available here: http://www.nafow.org/WNAA_NAFOW/PDFs/Forms/forms2015/eisteddfod_2015.entry.pdf .

The deadline for entering all competitions is August 20, 2015 .

Please contact us directly (email: eisteddfod@nafow.org / phone: 412-215-9161 ) with any additional questions... and we'll see you in Columbus!         


 

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  A Message From Ian Samways



"We are proud to offer, as part of our Eisteddfod competitions at the North American Festival of Wales (NAFOW) , the David G. Morris Memorial Competition for Solo Voice.  This is our signature competition, with the opportunity to win a cash scholarship ($3,500 US) for travel to compete in the 2016 National Eisteddfod of Wales.
 
This year’s David Morris Competition will be held Saturday, September 5, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.  It is open to singers (residents of the Americas) with some professional training, but whose income is derived only partially from performing.  Several David Morris winners have gone on to great success in competing in Wales, including a first-place winner at the 2012 National Eisteddfod in Vale of Glamorgan.  More information can be found on the attached flyer.

Each competitor is required to sing two pieces from memory (contrasted selections drawn from art song, oratorio or operatic repertoire), at least one of which must be in Welsh.  (Competitors should note that participation in the National Eisteddfod of Wales will involve singing in Welsh.) 

The NAFOW Eisteddfod entry form, including further details on the David Morris competition, is available here:   Eisteddfod Entry Form . Entries must be received by August 20, 2015.  

For further information on this extraordinary opportunity, please contact us at any time (email: eisteddfod@nafow.org ; phone: 412-215-9161 )."  





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