Do you love Hastings? Then share your passion in this year’s Hastings Week poetry competition

Hastings Week Poetry Competition is happening again for Hastings Week and appropriately enough the theme for this year is ‘Love Hastings’.

The competition is for all ages to enter and there will be three categories:

  • 11 years and under.
  • 12-17 years.
  • Adults (18 years and above).

You may only enter one poem and it is really simple to enter because all you need to do is write a poem of no more than 500 words based on the theme of ‘Love Hastings’ and then email it to the Deputy Mayor on

Alternatively, you can send your poem via post to Councllor James Bacon, Deputy Mayor, Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3UY. Don’t forget to include your full name, age and contact details with your entry.

Hastings Week competition winners from last year.

The deadline for entries is Sunday October 18th and you can enter any time from now.

The winners will be notified by the organisers, with certificates and prizes presented to the winners and poems entered in the competition may be used in publications supported by the Hastings Week Committee.

The judging panel will consist of Deputy Mayor James Bacon, Hastings District Councillor Judy Rogers and actress, former Bond girl and Magpie presenter Jenny Hanley.

Mr Bacon says: “On behalf of the judging panel, we very much look forward to reading the entries.”

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