Creative Writing

The annual Creative Writing contest began in 1993 as a way to engage members' residents in creative activities and foster a closer relationship between the state organization and residents.

Member residents submit short stories and poems that are read and scored by multiple judges who are published writers and poets. All entries are published annually in a publication entitled “Reflections: A Collection of Writing and Poetry by Oregon’s Elders.”

2020 Creative Writing Contest
The 2020 Creative Writing Celebration Dessert will on Thursday, March 19, 2020, held at Capital Manor in Salem, Oregon and excerpts of the winning entries will be read by the writer or another chosen reader. Submission deadline is Monday, March 2.

Creative Writing Entry Form
Creative Writing Rules

Reflections - 2019
Reflections - 2018
Reflections - 2017
Reflections - 2016