As part of this year’s International Dylan Thomas Day, which is celebrated on 14th May each year, DylanED invites school children aged 8-11 to take part in a very special competition.

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Friendship’.

Following in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas, Swansea’s foremost writer and storyteller, the competition looks for school children aged 8-11 to submit a short story (100 words), poem or picture telling us about their friends and what friendship means to them. Friends can be real or imaginary, classmates, family members, or, perhaps even a friendly favourite pet - we want to hear about them all!

*All entries must be submitted via the child's teacher / school.

The overall winner will receive a goody bag and a certificate. Selected entries will feature in an online exhibition in celebration of 'Dylan Day.'

Entries should be submitted electronically by Friday 21st April 2023 to cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk with the title ‘Friendship.’

Download the DylanDay23 competition entry form here

'Dylan and friends in Cwmdonkin Park' - Image by Jeff Phillips

Dylan and friends in Cwmdonkin Park - Jeff Phillips