Creative writing competiton: The King Lear Prizes Spring 2021

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The national creative arts competition for the over-65s has categories for poetry and real stories

Gyles Brandreth, writer, broadcaster and Judge for the King Lear Prizes, said; 'What better way to make a fresh start in 2021, than to get stuck into a new creative project? Whether you are a keen amateur, picking up again after many years, or even if you are dabbling in a new hobby for the first time, the King Lear Prizes should be just the prod you need to get going this New Year. As we’ve known all along: when it comes to creativity, age doesn’t matter a jot!'

There is £2,000 in prizes to be won across the four categories: poetry, real stories, art and solo musical performance. There are separate categories for beginners and more experienced amateurs.

The poetry category is for original, unpublished poems up to 40 lines.

The real stories category is for true stories from the writer's life, up to 5,000 words.

The entry fee is £5 per story or poem.

All entrants must be aged 65 and over.

The closing date is 19 March.

For full details see the website.

 

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