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CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG SENIOR GAMES
2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

Contact

Senior Games
980-314-1328

​SilverArts

Designed to have participants focus on the joys and benefits of artistic creativity, while simultaneously celebrating personhood. 

VISUAL ARTS

Categories: Acrylics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastels, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor
Entry Rules:

  •     Artwork must be original and created after the artist turned 50.
  •     Artwork must be completed within the past two years.
  •     Artwork, except sculpture, must be framed, securely wired and ready to be hung.  (No serrated hoods or string)
  •     Dimensions must be less than 36" x 42" and must weigh less than 50 pounds.
  •     Artists name and the title of entry must appear on the back of the artwork.

PERFORMING ARTS

Categories:

  • Comedy/Drama, Dance
  • Instrumental, Vocal (lip sync prohibited)
  • Line Dancing, Cheerleading (no limit to group size).


Size of act:

  • solo, small group (2 - 4 people), or large group (5 or more).

Note: Accompanist is not counted in group size but must register as a participant.

Entry Rules:

  •  Acts are limited to three minutes on-stage time except Cheerleaders - they will have four minutes for their routine. 
  • Timing begins with the first note or movement and ends with the exit of the last performer. If recorded music is used, music must be a high quality CD or an mp3 file on a flashdrive or sent via online registration.  This should be the only track on the CD/flasdrive or electronic file.
  • Props will be the responsibility of the performer.
  • Voice presentations must be a live performance by the artists. 
  • Background music can be taped, however, lip synching is prohibited.
  • All performers must enter stage right and exit stage left or begin and end on stage.

HERITAGE ARTS

Categories:

  • Basketweaving
  • China Painting
  • Crocheting
  • Hooked Rugs
  • Jewelery
  • Knitting
  • Needlework
  • Quilting
  • Stained Glass
  • Tole Painting
  • Tatting and Needlelace
  • Thrown & Hand Built Pottery
  • Weaving
  • Woodcarving and Woodworking


Entry Rules:

  • Entries must be the original and created after the artist turned 55.
  • Artwork must be completed within the past two years.
  • Patterns may be used, however stamped work is not allowed.
  • All framed work must be securely framed and wired and ready to be hung.(Two dimensional work not framed will not be accepted)
  • Framed entries must not exceed 36" x 42" and must weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • All other entries must not exceed 3' x 3' display area.
  • Groupings (sets) may not have more than 3 pieces per group.
  • The artists name and title of the entry must appear on or be attached to the entry.

Ceramics Disclaimer - CERAMIC entries will be judged on the local level ONLY.  Winners will NOT QUALIFY for the North Carolina State Finals.

LITERARY ARTS

Categories:

  • Essays
  • Short Stories
  • Life Experiences
  • Poetry


Entry Rules:

  • Poems must be no longer than 40 lines and must be typed.
  • Short stories and essays must not be longer than 8 pages typed, double-spaced.
  • All entries must have a title page which includes title of work, category, and name of artist.
  • Artist's name must not appear on the content pages.
  • Copy of work should be of a high quality and reproducible. No framed or matted entries accepted.
  • Entries must be the original work of the artist, created after the artist turned 50.
  • Entries must have been created within the past two years.

Address

Office Location:

CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG SENIOR GAMES
2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

Contact

Senior Games
980-314-1328