Nic's family hat-trick; NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD 2007 Winner and his wife have between them taken prize for three years in a row.
THE drama medal stayed in the same family for the third year running.
Nic Ros's drama, Tylwyth (Family) was deemed the best of three plays which could have won the main drama prize.
Last year Nic's wife Manon won the coveted prize. She also won it at the Eryri District Eisteddfod in 2005 but Nic picked it up on her behalf.
"Manon had just given birth to our child and couldn't make it, so I represented her. So I've actually been awarded the medal twice in three years," he joked.
The 45-year old, from Rhiwlas, near Bangor, added Manon hadn't entered the competition this year.
"If she had she would probably have won it," he said.
Nic's winning drama is about two language extremists who kidnap an English person and keep her hostage for three days.
"It is about the flood of incomers to the Llyn and shows that protestors need to keep the press onside more so than politicians these days," he said.
Tylwyth features just three characters, one of whom has no speaking lines, and Nic hopes it will be staged at some point.
"Theatr Bara Caws have expressed an interest in staging it. Tylwyth is a drama for stage, it won't work on television and it certainly isn't a radio piece."
A former lecturer at University of Wales, Bangor, Nic has just started work as a drama teacher at Ysgol Bro Ddyfi, Machynlleth.
Dylan Wyn Williams was awarded the prize for the best short drama.
The 33-year old translator said the light-hearted play centres around a young couple who meet at a Catatonia gig in 1996. Meanwhile the main prize for novelists, the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize, was won by Tony Bianchi from Cardiff. He picked up a medal and a pounds 5,000 cash prize.
The Northumberland-born author said he wrote his novel, Pryfeta (Insects) especially for the competition.
"I lived for a year in Connah's Quay and am well aware of the connection between the prize and the town of Mold and elements of Daniel Owen's novels were included specifically in my novel," he said.
The Arts Council Wales administrator said the novel is about memory, about forgetting, recollecting wrongly and the way people distort the past in order to make the present a more pleasant place.
The son of a policeman, Tony went to university in Lampeter where he learnt Welsh. Tony has also learnt how to write strict metre poetry in Welsh and has competed successfully in the National Eisteddfod. He lives in Cardiff with his partner Ruth, close to his daughters and grand-daughters.
Tony Bianchi from Cardiff won the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize rj070807 tonyBianchi-1; Nic Ros, from Rhiwlas, near Bangor, won the drama medal rj070807eisteddfod-16aa