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

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

Following in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas, Swansea’s foremost writer and storyteller, the competition looked 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 wanted to hear about them all!

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

Dylan and friends in Cwmdonkin Park - Jeff Phillips

1st Place

Highly Commended