Competition Time

Welsh Writing Competition

Aled Hughes’ BBC Radio Cymru programme hosts a competition for pupils in Welsh primary schools.

We call on pupils to write a story in Welsh of no more than 500 words.

There are three categories –

Foundation Stage, ages 5-7

Key stages 2a, ages 7-9

Key stages 2b, 9-11

The competition will officially be launched on the Aled Hughes programme on 7 March 2024, which is World Book Day.

Applications will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • originality
  • plot
  • characterisation
  • Language
  • enjoyment

The competition will close in early May 2024.

Please note that the winners will be announced on the Aled Hughes programme. The winners themselves will receive a gift from the Book Council of Wales, along with a digital cover designed for the winning stories.

To enter, the pupil must send their short stories through the school (along with an application form found on the Radio Cymru website) to Radio Cymru by the deadline.

The address is:

Sgwennu Stori Aled Hughes

BBC Radio Cymru

Bryn Meirion


LL57 2BY

Please state clearly the pupil’s pseudonym, category, and school name at the top of each story. The school will need to keep a list of the pupils’ names and matching pseudonyms.

Make sure that you have read the terms, the privacy notice, and the privacy notice for young people before competing.

Application Form – PDF

Application Form – Word

For more information contact the Aled Hughes programme on