THE deadline for entries for the Abergavenny Eisteddfod is fast approaching.
The Eisteddfod itself takes place on June 20 this year, and entries must be in by May 22.
Stage competitions for all ages include vocal, instrumental, dance and dramatic recitations. There are also literary competitions, and art and photography competitions for local schoolchildren. Cash prizes or medals are awarded to all winners.
Thanks to the wonders of electronic communication, entries to date have come from as far afield as Greece and Australia. Generous prizes from sponsors such as Abergavenny Rotary Club, which supports the annual Champion Solo, and local businesses such as Abergavenny Music, are also attracting a large number of entries for the stage competitions.