Quad City Senior Olympics 2021

Games Information

Special Deadlines


  1. The Rubric point system will be used in judging as follows:
    Purpose, content, language/style = 1 to 3 points
    Expression/impact = 1 to 6 points
    Mechanics = 0 to 1 point
    Total points possible = 10 points

  2. All participants may enter one (1) manuscript in each of the four (4) literary categories:
    Free Verse Poetry
    Rhyming Poetry

  3. All entries must be in English, typewritten and single-sided.
    Award-winning entries may not be resubmitted in subsequent years.
  4. Entries must not violate the rights of any third party.

  5. Each entry must have a cover page (information only, not to be published) including the author's name, bitrthdate, address, phone, title or work and category entered.

  6. Page 1, after the cover page, should have the title of the work centered at the top line of the manuscript. The author's name should be centered and double-spaced under the title.

  7. All entries should have a minimum of 1-inch margins.

  8. Each poetry entry is limited to one single-sided, single-spaced entry no longer than 20 lines.

  9. Fiction and nonfiction participants are limited to one entry of up to 1,000 words in each category. In no case shall any entry be longer than 4 typewritten, single-sided, double-spaced pages.

  10. The page number, title of work, and category entered shall be placed on the top, left hand corner of all pages of the manuscript after page 1.

  11. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in each category entered shall be placed on the top, left-hand corner of all pages of the manuscript after page 1.

  12. Manuscripts will not be returned.

QCSO Games

  1. A $30 registration fee entitles participants to enter as many events as your schedule allows. On site registration fee is $35.00
  2. Billiards, bowling, shooting, and golf will require additional fees.
  3. T-Shirts are $15 extra and must be pre-ordered. 
  4. Participants compete in 5-year increments beginning at age 50. Limited entries for some events may result in combining with younger participants. 
  5. The 5K road race is open to all ages.
  6. Both partners must be registered for doubles competitions.  Both partners must compete in the youngest partner’s age bracket.
  7. Fleet Feet Track meet is open to ALL AGES.
  8. New for 2021 is the Triathlon (40 and over).
  9. Track & Field and Swimming is open to all participants 40 and over.


  1. Medals will be awarded on site of event or at the Ken Anderson center.
  2. Only first 3 medals are included in the entry fee.  Additional medals will be $5.00 each.
  3. There will be no engraving of medals in 2021.

Headquarters / Check-In

DATES: Friday-Saturday July 30-31

WHERE: Ken Anderson Center at 3500 5th Ave/Rock Island, IL

Event Rules

QCSO Information & Rules for Arts and Crafts, Literary and Performing Arts

Arts & Crafts Rules

Literary Arts Rules

Performing Arts Rules

Kick-Off Events

July 30, 2021 Ken Anderson Center

8:00am: Opening Ceremony

8:00am: Vendor Fair

Closing Event

4:00pm Ceremony Picnic at the Ken Anderson Center Closing Ceremonies and picnic ($10 additional fee)