As March morphs into April, Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society has sent out a last-minute call for entries in the Speech and Drama and Music sections with the cut-off date next Thursday (April 6).

The Eisteddfod has always been one of the highlights of the year since its small beginnings in August 1953, when the curtain rose on a venture which drew just 200 entries and lasted one day and one night. Fifty years later the number of entries had risen to 3000 and the Gunnedah Eisteddfod was regarded as one of the outstanding cultural events in country NSW. 

Over the years, the Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society committee has always gone to great lengths to find adjudicators who could help the children by offering sound advice on their performances. This has led to Gunnedah’s reputation as the “friendly” Eisteddfod with the conveners fostering a spirit of friendly help rather than win-at-all costs.

Spokesperson Meryl Hennessy is concerned that the closing date may have slipped by and she is urging members of the community to get their entries in as soon as possible.

Speech, drama and music entries can be submitted online now at:

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