King Lear Prizes is a national creative arts competition for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest round of the competition is running from January to 19th March .
The competition is specifically for amateurs and beginners who are over the age of 65 and accepts entries in poetry, real stories (short stories from people’s lives), art and musical performance, and there are over £2,000 of prizes on offer. The winners will be picked by a panel of expert judges including Gyles Brandreth, Kate Malone, Julian Lloyd Webber and Mary Jean Chan.
This website gives more information about the competition and the organisation which runs it https://www.kinglearprizes.org.uk.
It’s a great creative project for people to get stuck into particularly during this lockdown, and it’s an opportunity for our members to improve their creative skills.