Poetry Competition 2018

The poetry competition is open to all ages and starts on 1st June, with a final deadline of 10.00am Monday 3rd September.

Age groups:
Child: Up to 12yrs
Teens: 13 – 19 yrs
Adult: 20 and over

Subject categories are:

Child: Magical Things
Teens and Adults (Choice of two):
The Weather
The Future


Poems should be between 8 and 30 lines and original, i.e. not entered into any other competition or published prior to the closing date. Each entrant may enter no more than 2 poems into any one category.

Details, which must include: Full Name, Age, Address, contact information i.e. telephone number or e-mail address, and which category you are entering, should be submitted on a SEPARATE SHEET from the poem  (no names on poems please).

There are 3 ways to submit your entry:

  1. Email to (Subject:Poetry competition)
  2. Post to Pam Robinson, 65 Lansdowne Way, Hailsham BN27 1LT
  3. Leave in a sealed envelope marked “Poetry Competition” at the Demelza Shop, 20 High Street, Hailsham BN27 1BJ

Deadline is 10.00am Monday 3rd September. Late entries will not be considered.

Judging will be by 5 independent judges and the results and prizegiving will be on Monday 17th September at Bucklers Cafe, 5 St.Marys Walk, Hailsham  from 4.30 – 6.30pm.