Creative Writing

The LeadingAge Oregon Annual Creative Writing contest began in 1993 as an opportunity to engage your residents in creative activities while fostering a closer relationship between LeadingAge Oregon and its member communities. In recent years submissions have been published in our Reflections magazine.

2023 Writing Contest Rules

The deadline for submissions is: February 13, 2023

We appreciate all of the past entries and look forward to the 2023 submissions. Please keep in mind the following entry rules:

  • All entries must be original works
  • Must be written at the age of 60 or older
  • Previously unpublished
  • Must be submitted in electronic form (Word only . . . no pdf or picture files)
  • Must be submitted through a designated staff representative at member community (residents cannot submit works)
  • One entry per person
  • Short stories must be 1,500 words or less
  • Poems must be 500 words or less
  • Author must be a resident of a LeadingAge Oregon member community
  • Each person may submit one entry.

Submit Works for Competition
ONly designated staff members can submit their community's entries no later thank February13 Submit Work Here



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