Last chance to enter Bognor Regis pier contest

Pauline Hatcher's entry into the competition
Pauline Hatcher's entry into the competition

PHOTOGRAPHERS have just two weeks to capture startling views of Bognor Regis Pier to help its restoration.

The deadline for entries in the photo competition held by Bognor Pier Trust is January 16.

Many eye-catching shots of the historic landmark have been entered.

There are three categories – under 12, under 18 and over 18. Prizes will be given for the first, second and third entries in each category.

Paul Wells, a founder of the trust, said: “We’ve had quite a few entries and some really interesting shots of the pier. But time is running out for anyone else who wants to take part.”

The winners of each category will see their work included in a new book, Reflections of Bognor Regis Pier, and receive a canvas print of their shot. Second and third place entries will get a canvas print.

Entries should be delivered to the Bognor Regis Observer on the Place St Maur, in Belmont Street.

The book, as well as an exhibition of all the photos, will help the trust mark the pier’s 150th anniversary next May 4.

The trust has been given a shed on the pier by its owner, John Ayers, to help its work.

Members intend to use it as a visitors’ centre and meeting room. But they need extra volunteers, including a project manager and a plasterer and welder, to refurbish the structure.

Anyone willing to help should go to www.bognorpiertrust.co.uk.

Meanwhile, the Friends of Bognor Regis Pier is to hold regular coffee mornings.

The first will take place from 10.30am-12.30pm next Wednesday in the Regis Centre’s gallery.

Others will follow on the first Wednesday each month at the same location.

The occasions will give the public the chance to enjoy a coffee, a chat and catch up with the news about the pier.

Tickets for the Friends’ murder mystery interactive evening on March 14 will also be on sale.