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+)

In 2021, the Wake County Games will be held virtually. Detailed instructions about how to submit your entries will be sent out to registered participants.

The official 2021 SilverArts Events are listed below.

Registration is Monday, February 15 – Monday, March 15, 2021. For registration details, please visit this page.

Heritage, Literary and Visual Arts entries must be submitted by May 1.

A document with an overview of the events that will be held will be available soon.


  • 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.

More details are coming soon about how to submit your entries.