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: Best of 40,000 compete.

MORE than 40,000 competitors took part in the initial stages of this year's Eisteddfod and more than 13,000 of these will come to the preliminary stages in Cardiff.

These will have won through from one of 16 competition units: Anglesey, Snowdonia (Eryri), Flint Maelor, Denbigh, Conwy, Meirionnydd, Ceredigion, Pembroke, Carmarthenshire, Montgomery, South Powys, Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot, Blaenau Morgannwg Ganol, Bro Morgannwg Ganol, Gwent and Cardiff and the Vale.

No financial prizes are given at the Eisteddfod but certificates and medals are given to competitors who win first, second and third prizes.

L The Eisteddfod Scholarship for the festival's most promising competitor will be presented with the endowment from a number of funds.

L The Pam Weaver award for the Eisteddfod's most promising soloist.

L The Olwen Phillips award for the most promising soloist in the 15-19 years age group.

The Bryn Terfel Urdd Gobaith Cymru Scholarship is awarded for the third time this year. It was created following a special concert held at the Llyn and Eifionydd Urdd Eisteddfod in 1998, which featured Bryn Terfel and many other artists.

The winners of the eight main competitions under 25 years old are invited to perform at Ysgol Stanwell, Cardiff, on Saturday, June 29 and compete for the scholarship worth around pounds 2,000 to be used for further training in a specialised field.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 3, 2002
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