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The Cedric Literary Awards have been created specifically to attract unpublished B.C. writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.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 and it is already gathering interest on the part of writers, as well as organizations that support and promote Canadian authors.
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 Cedric Literary Awards will be a juried writing competition with selection panel members drawn from BC’s rich, diverse and established writing community.
Each of the category winners will receive a monetary prize along with a special memento of their participation in the competition. A special prize for First Nations storytelling will also be awarded.
A formal call for submissions will be issued Feb. 1. 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 email@example.com.