Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru
Making the analogue digital
The National Eisteddfod is a celebration of the culture and language in Wales. Held once a year for a week in different locations around Wales, it attracts over 150,000 people to it's 'Maes'. With competing at it's core, over 6,000 competitors a year in fact, we were asked by the Eisteddfod to design and develop a new website for them with the ability to enter and pay online for a competition at the centre of it. Before we started working on the new website, all competition entries were done on paper form and all collated and organised by hand. This was a mammoth task for a small team each year, our goal was to cut the admin time down for the Eisteddfod and encourage more people to enter. Since the initial launch of the online competitions in 2015 over 80% of entries were submitted and paid for online, much higher than initially expected and very encouraging for the next phase of the website.
Growing the online presence
Gwenllian Carr, Head of Communications, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru