There’s still time to enter our poetry competition!

Closing date is Sunday 19th July.
How has lockdown and the whole Coronavirus pandemic made you feel? We are inviting you to share your feelings by entering our poetry competition. Before you say ‘I can’t write poetry’ just start jotting down some thoughts and putting them together. You’ll soon find your inner creativity starts to flow. It doesn’t need to rhyme, unless you want it to, and it can be anything from a simple ode to a humorous limerick. Your composition can be any length, but bear in mind that winning entries will be published in the next issue of Newhaven Matters.
Entries will be judged by a panel of three community members in two categories – adults and children under 12. The winner in each category will win a £25 book voucher, and two runners-up will each receive a £15 book voucher.
Post your entries to Newhaven Town Council, 18 Fort Road, Newhaven BN9 9QE, or email to to arrive by Sunday 19th July. Don’t forget to give us your name, address, email and phone number (and age if under 12). Go on, give it a try!