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WALES: Student's dramatic success.

A YOUNG author was celebrating last night after winning a top drama award with his very first attempt at scriptwriting.

Huw Alun Foulkes, from Bethel near Caernarfon, was awarded the Drama Medal at the Urdd Eisteddfod at Llandudno with his very first play.

The 20-year-old student said he wrote Enaid Hoff Cytun simply to get the adjudicators opinion on his work.

"I've never written a drama before so to win at my first attempt is fantastic," he said.

Huw, a student at Cardiff University, said the play is about two men, one elderly and the other a young man, who both have things they want to achieve.

"The elder man wants to find a way to apologise for killing his wife in a car accident many years before. The other, younger man, wants to win a chair at an Eisteddfod."

The adjudicators, Dafydd Llewelyn and Lowri Hughes, praised Huw's work describing the characters as "complete and well-rounded".

Huw is no stranger to the Urdd Eisteddfod stage. He is music director of Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal, Cardiff's choir. He will be extremely busy competing on Saturday.

"The first competition starts at 7.45am on Saturday and from then on there are several more competitions," he said.

Elis Meredydd Gomer, also from Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal, Cardiff was second with Nia Haf, Conwy and Gareth Owen, London sharing third prize.

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Date:May 29, 2008
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