2016 Gorsedh Kernow Award Winners/Gwaynyer Pewasow Gorsedh Kernow 2016

Rannyeth/Cornish Dialect

Dialect Prose

An Venyn y’n Kota Melyn”/“The Woman in the Yellow Coat” by Patricia King, Illogan

Dialect Verse

An Venyn y’n Kota Melyn/“The Woman in the Yellow Coat” by Jill Thomas, St. Neot


Creative Photography

“Space to Write” by Steve Tanner, Mousehole


“Trevithick” by Edward Rowe, Roche


Tri Maw ow pyskessa”/“Three Boys Fishing” by John Goody, Isles of Scilly

 Music Composition and Performance

“The Story of Cornwall” by Nick Hart, St. Neot


 “A Window on Withiel” by Wendy Simpson, Bodmin

Cornish Dance Performance on DVD

Keskowethyans” from “La Nuit Interceltique”

Performed at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany

Video Project on the Internet

“Edge of the World” by Richard Nye, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Video Project on DVD

Tan Tewl a Gernow”/“The Dark Fire of Cornwall” by Alban Roinard and Morag Robertson, St. Ives. YouTube video.


"Spur" by Bert Biscoe, Truro

Mer Hunting" by Des Hannigan, Morvah

Studhyansow Kernow/Cornish Studies

"Cornish Music and Identity" by Will Orchard, Penzance

"The Engineers of Cornwall at the Mines of Pontfibaud in France" by Mike Kiernan, Redruth


Music in the Community

Foe “Services to Helston Town Band”Russell Harvey, Helston, for long service as a bandsman and for encouraging young people to play music

‘Shout Kernow:  Celebrating Cornwall’s Pub Songs” by Hilary Coleman, Redruth and Sally Burley, St. Day. N.B. The book of the project also won awards at the Holyer an Gof Awards evening.

Outstanding Community Service for Cornwall

Mark Hawken, Egloshayle, Wadebridge

Isobel Pickering, Polruan.  For photographic and other research in her local area.

Pewas Map Trevethan / Paul Smales Medallion for Services to Cornwall by someone living outside Cornwall – Dorothy Drew, Christchurch, New Zealand

London Cornish Association Shield for Outstanding Services to Cornwall and Cornish People – Lorna Leadbetter, London

Special Award – Esme Francis, Nanquidno, St Just, for Services to Cornish Music

Special Award - Jenefer Lowe, Redruth. For services to the Cornish Language and Culture

Under 18 years of age – hard copy projects

Yeth Kernewek/Cornish Language

“Cornish Dictionary” – Mattie Roach, aged 7, Cusgarne School, Truro

“Cornish Language/Phrases” – Esme Fawcett, 12 – 17 age group, Richard Lander School, Truro

Special Award – “Cornish Place Names” – Roxy Coles, Richard Lander School, Truro

Studhyans Kernewek/Cornish Studies

“St Day” – Sam Galligan, aged 10, Cusgarne School, Truro

“John Couch Adams” – Emily Wright, aged 13, Richard Lander School, Truro

Special Award – “Study on Modern Day Hero Helen Glover” –  Imogen Barnard, aged 8, Cusgarne School, Truro

Art, Desin ha Diskwedhyans Besyel Kernewek/Art, Design & Digital Media

“I Love Cornwall” – Lottie Etherington, aged 6, Cusgarne School, Truro  ‘

“Cornish Myths and Legends” – Jenna Dymond and Lucy Blanks, Richard Lander School, Truro

Special Award – “Poster – St Ives Food and Drink” – Emily Haddrell, Richard Lander School, Truro

Under 18 years of age – digital projects

Yeth Kernewek/Cornish Language

CD Keur Kernewek / Cornish Choir – “A-dro an Pow gans Gryf ha Gryll”.  A collaboration between Moyvans Skolyow Meythrin, MAGA and Cornwall College Students.

Ilow Kernewek/Cornish Music

Cornwall Song” Performance played on piano and sung. Jhaenelle Gray. Composition on pen drive. 12-17 age group.

An Vorvoren a Senar”/“The Mermaid of Zennor” Performed by The Cornwall Youth Brass Band. Composed by Philip Harper. More details.

Fylmow ha Gwariva Kernewek/Cornish Films and Drama

“Journey to the Top of Carn Brea”. Short film. Max Morrison, aged 9 (with Brett Harvey). Trewirgie School, Redruth.

Short video film on pen drive – Fergus Todd, aged 12, Richard Lander School, Truro

Studyans Kernewek/Cornish Studies

“Great Granny Rowse” – Isabella Smith Walker, aged 6, St Mary’s C of E School, Truro

Art, Desin ha Diskwedhyans Besyel/Art, Design and Digitial Media

“Stamp designs to celebrate the granting of Cornish national minority statusSt Maddern’s  School, Heamoor 

Presentation on Cornwall.  PowerPoint – with a quiz.  Megan Brice and Jess Dash.  Richard Lander School, Truro


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