A Powys primary school pupil has picked up a top prize at this year’s Urdd Eisteddfod.

Seven-year-old Huw Elias came third at the recent Urdd National Eisteddfod held at Llandovery in the computer graphics competition for his picture of a Welsh dragon.

According to Huw’s mum Kathryn, he had already competed in some art competitions at Builth Wells Primary Schoo where he is a pupil, but did extra work on the project at home.

“There are so many different competitions to choose from in the Urdd syllabus,” said Mrs Elias. “The computer graphics entry was something that he had created while at home.”


“Huw enjoys working on the computer, drawing and crafting. He did several different pictures relating to this year's art and craft theme, ‘Cynefin’, (Habitat) on the computer and then we decided on the best one to enter.”

The family later attended a prize-giving ceremony on June 1, the last Saturday of the National Eisteddfod week, where Huw received his certificate and bronze medal.

“Huw said he felt nervous going up to fetch his medal but also very proud – he wore the medal all day afterwards,” said Kathryn.

This is not the first success in the family as Huw’s twin brother Siôn has also competed in several competitions and was successful at Brecon and Radnorshire county level.

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“I was really pleased and proud on Huw’s behalf," added Kathryn. "The Urdd was an important part of my own upbringing, it’s great to see Huw achieving success at national level at such an early age.

“Llandovery is quite local to us in Builth - some of Huw’s teachers live in Llandovery - so for his work to be displayed on the Maes was great, we know that lots of his school friends went to see it while they were there.

“He’s keen to compete again next year when we look forward to welcoming the Urdd back to Powys and to Montgomeryshire.”