Hastings Week poetry competition – there’s still time to enter

You have only two days left to enter this year’s Hastings Week poetry competition.

The competition was set up three years ago by James Bacon who is now Hastings’ Deputy Mayor, James says: “I set up the poetry competition because I was inspired by the poems written by my great uncle Sam Bacon, who was born in the Old Town and wrote a couple of poetry books on childhood memories of Hastings.”

The competition has been a great success and this year the theme is ‘Hastings Castle’.

All ages can enter and there are three categories: 11 years and under; 12-18 years and adults (18 years and above). Each writer can only enter one poem.

James says: “It is really simple to enter because all you need to do is write one poem based on the views of Hastings Castle.”

There is a limit of 500 words and once your poem is complete email it to the Deputy Mayor on cllr.james.bacon@hastings.gov.uk or send it by post to: Cllr James Bacon, Deputy Mayor, Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3UY.


When you send your entry don’t forget to include your full name, age and contact details with your entry. The deadline for entering this exciting competition is this Friday (October 19th). The winners will be notified by the organisers before the end of the month and will be invited to an awards evening where they will be presented with their certificates and prizes.

The panel will consist of 3 members: Deputy Mayor Cllr James Bacon, Cllr Judy Rogers and Actress Jenny Hanley.

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