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 videos and photos 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.

Visual Arts Categories


Painting (oil, acrylic, pastels)

Mixed Media (the use of one or more art media types)

Photography (digital, film)


Art Entry Eligibility

Entries in Drawing, Painting or Photography must not exceed 36″ x 42″ including matting and frame and no heavier than 40 pounds. Entries must be framed and wired for hanging. No serrated hooks or string. Two-dimensional artwork not properly framed and wired will be disqualified. Staff and volunteers have the right to refuse artwork not framed properly.

Sculptures can not exceed the following dimensions – height 60″, width 36″, length 36″ and weigh no more than 50 pounds.

The full rules and guidelines will be posted in 2021.

Art Submission

This is to be determined.