Competition Time

How many of the characters from Welsh children’s books and television programmes can you name? And who won our special competition for World Book Day 2021?

A colourful poster full of pictures of characters from Welsh children's books

For World Book Day 2021, we organised a competition with talented writer and illustrator Huw Aaron.

The challenge was to identify as many characters from Welsh-language children’s books and programmes as possible from the above poster designed by Huw. The original picture is featured in the Ble Mae Boc: Ar Goll yn y Chwedlau book which was published by Y Lolfa in November 2020.

We’re delighted to announce that Casi Gwyndaf, aged 6, was the winner of the individual category, and receives a bundle of books worth £50 as well as an original piece of artwork by Huw Aaron himself.

The runner up was Gwenllian Mair Rhys, aged 11 from Ysgol Llanilar, who receives a bundle of books worth £25.

In the schools’ category, Ysgol Melin Gruffudd, Cardiff and Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth came out on top and won books worth £150 and £75 respectively.

When he launched the competition back in November 2021, Huw Aaron said: “I’ve come up with this picture of a very special party for the competition, where all the guests are characters from children’s books and television in Wales – new ones, some from my childhood, and some that are very old now! There are more than 150 to name – but you’ll need the help of mum and dad (and maybe Grandma or Grandpa!). Good luck!”

If you would like to see how many you can name, Huw has created a page on an external website where you can have a go – just for fun! characters-literature-plant

The poster can be downloaded here or contact us for a copy at