Writing competition for unpublished B.C. authors age 50 or better

The Cedric Literary Awards have been created specifically to attract unpublished B.C. writers

A brand-new writing competition has been launched to recognize and encourage the creative talents of British Columbia authors age 50 or better.

The Cedric Literary Awards have been created specifically to attract unpublished B.C. writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. This is a first-of-its-kind literary awards program in Canada.

The Cedric Literary Awards is the brainchild of Dr. Peter Dale, Chairman of Better Than 50, a web-based initiative created to achieve a more connected world for the 50-plus demographic by building portals to relevant and local information.

The Awards will be a juried writing competition with selection panel members drawn from B.C’s established writing community. Each of the category winners will receive a monetary prize, and a special prize for First Nations storytelling will also be awarded.

A formal Call for submissions to the Cedric Literary Awards will be issued Feb. 1, 2015, and the competition will wrap up with a Gala Awards Dinner to be held in November 2015.

Authors interested in taking part in this exciting new writing competition should log on to the website at: www.thecedrics.ca or email Veronica Osborn, at vosborn@thecedrics.ca.