Wake County Senior Games are open to people ages 50 and up who live throughout the Triangle region. Wake County residency is not required to participate. All participants must be a North Carolina resident for three consecutive months of the year.

Individuals compete for awards in their own gender and age category within five year increments (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+)

The official 2021 SilverArts Event Schedule (including the event dates, times and locations) will be available in November.

Registration is open Monday, January 25 – Monday, March 15, 2021. You may register online or by mail. The 2021 Registration and Information Packet will be available for download in early January.


  • Essay
  • Life Experience
  • Poem
  • Short Story (fiction)

Art Entry Eligibility

One entry per category. All entries must be typed and double spaced on an 8.5′ x 11″ page with a minimum of 1″ margins and a minimum font height of 10. Poems cannot exceed 40 lines typed, Short Stories, Life Experiences and Essays cannot exceed eight pages. Entries must be the original work of the artist and created after age 50.

 2019 Winning Literary Arts Entries

Essay 1st Place:     “The Disruptive Element in My Neighborhood” by Jeff Davidson
Life Experiences 1st Place:     “By the Time We got to Woodstock” by Jeff Davidson
2nd Place:     “Megabus, An Old Newbie” by Leslie Hamishima
3rd Place:    “Heart Enhancements and an Ever Increasing World View” by Wil Jackson
Poetry 1st Place:    “Indianna Standing” by Wayne Schindler
2nd Place:    “The House on the Hill” by Earl High
3rd Place:    “i talk” by Rose Firestone
Short Story 1st Place:     “Eunice and the Mangler” by Leslie Hamishima
2nd Place:     “Oily Solution” by James Elderedge
3rd Place:    “Tony the Hustler” by Jeff Davidson