Judges

2015-16 Judges

Ashli Todd — Spillers Records
Gwyn Eddior — Y Nyth / BBC Horizons
Dwynwen Morgan — BBC Radio Cymru
Oliver Morris — UK Music
Jen Long — DICE
Amy Wadge — Musician / Songwriter
Sarah Dennehy — Festival of Voice
Nici Beech — Artistic Curator / TV Producer
Derek Lloyd — HMV
Noel Gardner — Buzz / Freelance Music Writer
Neal Thompson — Focus Wales
Lowri Cooke — Cultural Critic

2014-15 Judges

Helen Weatherhead — BBC6 Music
Noel Gardner — Buzz / Freelance Music Writer
Kieran Evans — Film Director
David Wrench — Producer
Neal Thompson — Focus Wales
Owain Schiavone — Golwg
Iain Richards — Velvet Coalmine
Griff Lynch Jones — Ochr 1 S4C
Nici Beech — Gwyl Arall, Noson 4a6
Andy Bibey — One Little Indian
Ben Coleman — Green Man Festival
Laura Snapes – Senior Editor of the Pitchfork Review

Thanks to Gwdihw for hosting the judges meet

2013-14 Judges

Helen Weatherhead – BBC 6Music
Sian Rowe – XL Recordings
Folu Babatola – Red Bull
Owain Schiavone – Y Selar
Teleri Glyn Jones – Juxtaposed
Laura Snapes – NME
Ben Lovett – Mumford & Sons / Communion
David Wrench – Producer
James Watts – Xenomania

Thanks to PRS London for hosting the judges meet

2012-13 Judges

Jude Rogers – Freelance journalist
Pete Paphides – Freelance journalist
Ben Coleman – Greenman Festival
Donal Whelan — Hafod Mastering
Owen Powell – Musician (Catatonia)
Simon Thomas – Catapult Record Store
Ian Hughes – Journalist
Simon Price – Freelance journalist
Dilwyn Llwyd – Gwyl Gardd Goll Festival
Ruth Barlow – Head of Live, Beggars Group
Lisa Gwilym – BBC Radio Cymru presenter
Mike Williams – Editor, NME

Thanks to London Welsh for hosting the judges meet

2011-12 Judges

Lisa Gwilym – BBC Radio Cymru presenter
Richard King – Author, ‘How Soon is Now’
Scott Thomas – Founding partner in X-ray Touring
Peredur ap Gwynedd – member of Pendulum
Simon Price – Rock & Pop Critic for the Independent On Sunday
Matt Davies – Owner of Tangled Parrot record shop in Carmarthen
Neil Pengelly – Reading Festival Booker
Dave Owens – Arts Correspondent for Media Wales
Craig Michie – A&R at BMG Chrysalis
Mike Williams – Editor, NME
Dai Davies – Music industry veteran
Jude Rogers – Freelance journalist

Thanks to Myspace for hosting the judges meet

2010-11 Judges

Dai Davies (Music Industry Veteran)
Ashli Todd (Spillers Records)
Bethan Elfyn (BBC Radio Wales)
Stephen Bass (Moshi Moshi)
Neil Pengelly (Reading and Leeds Festival)
Judge Rogers (Freelance Journalist)

Thanks to PRS London for hosting the judges meet