Gorsedh Kernow Awards and Competitions

Award winners Hanterhir with Grand Bard Elizabeth Carne (2019)




Information about the Awards 2020 can be found here

The dead-line has now passed. Please return for details of plans in this Covid-19 world.

Please send your submission/entry form/work (see individual forms for details):

  • as an email attachment to awards@gorsedhkernow.org.uk

  • or by post to: Gorsedh Kernow Adults Awards and Competitions OR Gorsedh Kernow Young People's Awards, c/o Kowsva, 6 Artists’ Muse, Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, Kernow, TR15 3QY

  • or by delivering in person when the Kowsva is open: Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 10 – 1pm. Please address your envelope/package as above.

The “Gorsedh Kernow Awards and Competitions” replaces the old awards and competitions.  The change to a more flexible system will enable us to recognise and celebrate a much greater range of Cornish cultural activity alongside of the more traditional arts and literary entries. It will also open the doors to new media technologies.

A special awards ceremony is held during the Esedhvos week before the Gorsedh Kernow ceremony on the first Saturday of September 2019. The awards ceremony will also include displays, presentations and performances by award winners. Full details will be posted on this website and in the Esedhvos Programme nearer the date.

The Gorsedh Kernow Awards are divided into “Adults” and “Young People”. Leaflets in pdf format will give more detailed information about the awards and how to submit . Please feel free to circulate these to anyone you feel may be interested. There is no restriction on who may submit an entry.

The aims of Gorsedh Kernow include “to maintain the national Celtic Spirit of Cornwall and to give expression to such spirit, to encourage the study of Cornish history, literature and the Cornish language, Kernewek”.  Awards will be given to submissions which realise these aims and demonstrate exceptional quality of work.   This work might be in the arts, sports, Cornish studies or community service.

If you have any further questions please contact us via these emails:



Please note: If you try to access the informational leaflets and forms via a school or other institution computer, you may find that your security software blocks download. If this happens, please email webmaster@gorsedhkernow.org.uk and she will send the required information as an attachment.

Gallery of the Awards Evening 2019

You can download a video containing several winning entries for the 2019 Awards here. This may take several minutes to download.


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Pewasow ha Kesstrifow Gorsedh Kernow

Award winners Jackie Gainey (for Stephen Gainey) and Matthew Clarke with Grand Bard Elizabeth Carne (2019)




Hwi a yll kavos kedhlow a-dro dhe'n Pewasow 2020 omma

Gyllys yw lemmyn an linen-varow. Mar pleg - gwrewgh dehweles diwettha rag agan towlennow y'n bys Covid-19 ma.

Gwrewgh danvon aga furvlennow/ober (gwelewgh an furvlennow ma rag manylyon):

  • avel stagell ebost dhe awards@gorsedhkernow.org.uk

  • po dre bost dhe: Gorsedh Kernow Adults Awards and Competitions PO Young People's Awards, c/o Kowsva, 6 Artists’ Muse, Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, Kernow, TR15 3QY

  • po aga telivra aga honan pan yw Kowsva ygor: Dy'Lun/Mergher/Gwener/Sadorn 10eur - 1 eur. Mar pleg skrifa aga thrigva war an maylyer/fardell dell yw a-ugh.

An “Pewasow ha Kesstrifow Gorsedh Kernow” a arleha an hen bewasow ha kesstrifow.  An chanj dhe system moy gwedhyn a wra agan galosegi aswon ha solempnya res liesgweyth brassa a wrians gonisogethek kernewek ryb tenewen a artys ha profyansow lienek moy hengovek. Y hwra ynwedh ygeri an darasow dhe teknologiethow media nowydh.

Yth yw synsys solempnita pewasow arbennek gorthugher dres an Esedhvos kens an solempnita Gorsedh Kernow an kensa dy'Sadorn a vis Gwynngala 2019. Y hwra an solempnita pewasow ynwedh komprehendya displetyansow, riansow ha gwrythow gans gwaynyoryon pewasow. Y fydh postys manylyon leun war an wiasva ma hag y’n Dowlen Esedhvos moy ogas dhe’n jydh.

An Pewasow Gorsedh Kernow yw rynnys yn “Tevesigyon” ha “Tus Yowynk”. Folenigow yn furvas pdf a wra provia kedhlow manylys moy a-dro dhe’n pewasow ha fatel yllir brofya. Mar pleg omglewewgh rydh dhe gylghresek an re ma dhe biw pynag a brederowgh a’s teves les. Nyns eus fronnans erbynn denvyth neb a vynn profya offryn.

Amkanow Gorsedh Kernow a gomprehend “dhe ventena an Spyrys Keltek kenedhlek a Gernow ha dhe ri omglewans dhe’n spyrys ma, dhe gennertha studhyans a istori, lien ha’n taves kernewek.” Y fydh pewasow res dhe brofyansow hag a aswon an amkanow ma ha diskwedhes gnas ankoth a ober. Y hyll bos an ober ma y’n artys, sportys, studhyansow kernewek po gonis kemenethek.

Mars eus genowgh govynadow pella mar pleg gwrewgh kestava orthyn der an drigvaow ebost ma.

Mars eus govynnow pella genowgh, kestavewgh genen mar pleg der an ebostow ma:



Mirva an Gorthugher Pewasow 2019

Video a niver a'n Pewasow 2019. An yskargans a wra martesen pesya nebes mynysen.




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