Campaigners will today lobby the First Minister Carwyn Jones to do more to protect the Welsh language.
First Minister Carwyn Jones has joined the Gorsedd of Bards. He took the bardic name Carwyn Aman Ogwr in an Eisteddfod ceremony.
This year's National Eisteddfod in the Vale of Glamorgan returns to the area where the father of the Gorsedd was born.
First Minister Carwyn Jones will attend one of the biggest heritage projects in Wales - Cardigan Castle - on his tour of the National Eisteddfod today.
The castle was the birthplace of the Eisteddfod when the first one was held by Rhys ap Gruffydd in 1176.
It's among a handful of remaining stone castles built by Welsh princes.
The castle will reopen its doors to the public next spring, after the £11m renovation project has been completed.
It's day two of the National Eisteddfod in Denbigh, and the rain hasn't dampened the enthusiasm of those visitors planning to soak up Welsh culture - or of those who use the event as an annual opportunity to lobby the politicians. Owain Phillips has more from the Maes.
The National Eisteddfod has got underway in Denbigh today, with organisers hoping that more than 150,000 people will visit the Maes during the next week. Wales' biggest cultural event has been hit hard by financial losses over the past few years.
Competitions get underway on the Maes today, after the Opening Concert of this year's National Eisteddfod last night.
The 2013 festival is being held in Denbighshire, on the outskirts of Denbigh, the same site as in 2001.
Organiser Hywel Edwards says he is hoping for more than 150,000 visitors over the eight days.
The National Eisteddfod celebrates the Welsh language, music, literature, culture, theatre and more.
Last year's event was hosted at the former Llandow airfield in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The winner of this this year’s National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture will be announced later. A total of 10 eye-catching buildings within Wales have been put forward for the award.
They include a corrugated iron church hall, a chemotherapy centre, and an industrial heritage museum. All the projects are included in the Architecture in Wales exhibition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, which runs from today until August 10.
The medal is given to architects responsible for buildings completed between January 2010 and March 2013. The award aims to draw attention to the importance of architecture in the nation’s culture.
It's final day of the National Eisteddfod of Wales. This year's event is being held in the Vale of Glamorgan. Around 20,000 people are expected to visit the Maes to enjoy the last day of competitions.
The former footballer John Hartson and First Minister Carwyn Jones are among the people honoured at this years' national eisteddfod by being accepted into the Gorsedd of the Bards.
Twenty-nine people in total were honoured at this years festival.
David Wood sent this report from the Maes in Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The mother of a Welsh teenage murder victim has criticised the National Eisteddfod for displaying a painting of the dead fifteen year old and the teenager who killed her.
Sonia Oatley from Maesteg says she was devastated to hear about the picture of her daughter Rebecca. It's now been covered up by Eisteddfod organisers. Hannah Thomas reports.