King Lear Prizes

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The new national creative arts competition for over 70s stuck at home because of Coronavirus

Many people in the UK are staying at home and are not able to go out for social gatherings due to Coronavirus.
Our greatest writer, William Shakespeare, was faced with a similar situation, with outbreaks of the plague throughout his career, and in particular in 1605-06, when he wrote his King Lear.

We have launched the King Lear Prizes to encourage ordinary people, who have never been published before and are not professional writers, musicians or artists, to create new works of literature, poetry, music, drama and art during the time they are quarantined.

Our initial prize categories are open to those who are at least 70 years old.

The categories include:

  • Short Story
  • Poetry
  • Solo Musical Composition
  • Short Drama
  • Art

The deadline for submission is Friday 29th May. The prize for each category is £1000.
See our website here for more details, rules, and information on how to enter.

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Arts 4 brain health Dementia friendly Early stage Drama & Poetry Film & Photography Music Visual Arts

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