Briff : compose a Welsh Nursery Rhyme no longer than 2 verses (4 lines) and chorus on the Rhywbeth neis, neis i de theme. It shouls be suitable for children under 4 years old and the word should all be in Welsh. There is no financial prize for the winner but we will be creating a poster of the winning words and releasing the songs on our social media accounts and promoting it to the 18,000 children who attend our cylchoedd meithrin to learn the song by Rhywbeth Neis, Neis i De week (21-28 October). We would be greatful if the winner would give Mudiad Meithrin the rights on the song in order for us to be able to promote the song as far as possible.
Closing Date : Send the words and the tune (on CD or video if possible) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2.00pm Friday 22 September.
This new competition is part of the Mudiad’s new fundraising campaign that was launched at the Royal Welsh Show last week. The campaign is called “Rhywbeth Neis, Neis i De” which is a line from the popular Welsh nursery rhyme “Mynd drot, drot”. This campaign will be held during the last week of October this year, and the aim is to ask everyone to hold an afternoon tea for parents of children in the Cylchoedd Meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroups), for a small fee as a fun-filled fundraising activity for the early years setting - and an opportunity to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with friends! The Mudiad hopes that other local societies and organisations will host an afternoon tea in the local community to raise funds for the local cylch or for Mudiad Meithrin as a national charity as well.
Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Chief Executive of Mudiad Meithrin said:
"As the campaign is called “Rhywbeth Neis, Neis i De” after the popular nursery rhyme “Mynd drot, drot”, we are asking musicians and composers from all over Wales to take part in the competition to compose a new Welsh nursery rhyme on the theme, and where better to launch this competition than on the National Eisteddfod field. One or two verses and a chorus is all that is required and the prize is to hear the lullaby being sung by thousands of young children across Wales and beyond."
We also intend to host other competitions including creating a recipe for cake suitable for an afternoon tea cake, and a competition for children attending the Mudiad’s provisions to draw and color a picture of their favourite cake.