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The 2017 Call for Submissions has now closed.  Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's competition.  Please click on the link to Winning Work above, and scroll down to read excerpts from this year's winning entries.

 

Changing the landscape of writing competitions, The Cedric Literary Awards® provides a unique platform to encourage and celebrate unpublished authors of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, over the age of 50. The juried competition also celebrates First Nations writers, those who write prose and poetry in French, and those who represent a pan-Asian heritage.

 

Launched in 2014 under the proud sponsorship of Betterthan50® the awards program is a first-of-its-kind in Canada, and in its inaugural year (2015) captured the interest of writers, publishers, and other organizations that support and promote Canadian authors.

 

The Cedric Literary Awards® exclusively support the 50+ demographic, which is the most under-served and under-recognized segment of our population; those previously unable to invest the time and energy needed to build their talent while busy raising families, and working.

 

The Cedric Literary Awards® do not demand an author already have success before entering our annual writing competition. Rather, we seek to inspire the most experienced group of unpublished Canadians in our country's history to share their creativity, perspectives and accumulated knowledge, to create a library of national treasures for every generation to follow.

 

The founders of The Cedric Literary Awards® believe strongly that inviting mature emerging writers empowers them to come out of social isolation and gives them a platform to showcase their writing as part of a juried competition.

 

More than 300 writers from across British Columbia have participated in the competition since 2015, and in 2017 the awards program will be expanded to include writers from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon - with a view to gradually expanding the writing competition to the rest of Canada by 2020.

 

The Cedric Literary Awards® is not a commercial enterprise, and operates as a Canadian charity.  

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In the future, the awards program will include elements of senior-to-senior mentorship, writer coaching, and editing. Prizes for each of our winners will remain at $3,000. Secondary prizes will be added as participation increases and funding allows.

 

 

For more information about The Cedric Literary Awards, please log on to: www.thecedrics.ca or email Veronica Osborn, Executive Director, at: vosborn@thecedrics.ca

 

 

 

The Cedric Literary Awards® fournit une plate-forme unique pour encourager et honorer les auteurs non publiés de fiction, d’écriture créative et de poésie, âgés de 50 ans et plus. Les jurés du concours valorisent des écrivains des Premières nations, les écrivains francophones écrivant de la prose et de la poésie et ceux de culture pan-asiatique.

 

Lancé en 2014 sous le parrainage de Betterthan50®, ce programme de reconnaissance est le premier de la sorte au Canada. Il a attiré l'attention des écrivains, des éditeurs et d'autres organismes qui soutiennent et font la promotion des auteurs canadiens. Le programme de reconnaissance a reçu un statut de bienfaisance en avril 2017.

 

The Cedric Literary Awards® soutient exclusivement les écrivains de plus de 50 ans, ce segment étant le plus mal desservi et le moins reconnu de notre population ; ceux qui ne pouvaient pas investir le temps et l'énergie nécessaires pour développer leur talent pendant qu’ils élevaient leur famille et qu’ils travaillaient.

 

Les fondateurs de The Cedric Literary Awards® croient fortement que convaincre les auteurs matures émergents à participer les aide à sortir de leur isolement social et leur donne les moyens pour présenter leurs écrits dans le cadre d'un concours.

 

Plus de 400 écrivains Britanno-colombiens ont participé au concours depuis 2015. En 2017, le programme de reconnaissance a été élargi pour inclure des écrivains de la Colombie-Britannique, de l'Alberta, du Saskatchewan et du Yukon en vue d’ouvrir le concours au reste du Canada d'ici 2020.

 

À l'avenir, le programme de reconnaissance comprendra des éléments de mentorat «senior» à «senior», de tutorat d'écriture et d'édition. Chaque prix sera de 3 000 $. Les prix secondaires seront ajoutés à mesure que la participation augmentera et que le financement le permettra.

 

Pour plus d'informations sur The Cedric Literary Awards®, merci de vous connecter à: www.thecedrics.ca ou par courriel à Veronica Osborn, Directrice générale à: vosborn@thecedrics.ca

 

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