The exclusive Cymru Euro 2020 Poetry Competition, brought to you by the Football Association of Wales and Literature Wales, invited primary-aged children to submit poems on the theme of identity for a chance to win a host of fantastic prizes.
The competition attracted 495 entries in total, and the Football Association of Wales and Literature Wales were thrilled to announce that the two winning poets were Nansi Bennett and Martha Appleby. The news was also announced on BBC Radio Wales on the 9 June 2021. The poems can be read here.
Two Cymru international footballers, Ben Davies and Rhys Norrington-Davies, were on the judging panel, along with Eloise Williams (Children’s Laureate Wales), Gruffudd Owen (Bardd Plant Cymru), and singer-songwriter Kizzy Crawford.
Both winners received:
- a Cymru football shirt signed by the Euro 2020 squad;
- a framed version of their poem signed by the Euro 2020 squad;
- a book bundle; and
- a workshop for their school class by Eloise Williams or Gruffudd Owen.