2017 Spirit of Summer Photo Competition – Call for Sponsors

2017 Spirit of Summer Photo Competition

Our yearly photo competition is back and we’re looking for like-minded business to work with as sponsors.

As one of two annual competitions that we run, our Spirit of Summer Photo competition is a great opportunity to support the beach hut lover community.  And don’t forget those budding photographers who are out and about capturing memories during the summer months.


2017 Spirit of Summer Photo Competition

Our 2017 Winning Photograph (entry by Annette, 3 Little Buttons)


What is the Spirit of Summer Photo Competition?

We’re looking for those photos that capture the hazy days and holidays here in Britain.  Photographs that will make us stop, capturing the sort of summer memories that will glow for years to come.   They are just a little magical, aren’t they?   We don’t ask that every entry features a beach hut nor do the entries need to be from a professional photographer.

Entries can be made easily online where the entrant, uploads a photograph directly to our website where emails are also captured.   This is then whittled down to a top ten via a public vote.

During 2017, we received 142 entries and had great fun on social media during our voting week!

2017 Spirit of Summer Photo Competition

Our 2016 Runner Up (entry by Karen)


Reader and Entrant Profile

Millie’s Beach Huts typical blog reader and guest (primary booker) is a Female between the ages of 25-44 and lives in the UK. Nearly 50% of our guests are aged 35-44 and all tend to have young families, looking to spend their summer holidays in the UK.  Many have their fur-kids tag along for the day too.

They love the coast and they love creating spaces and experiences with their loved ones.  We share a passion.  A passion that is 100% about creating memories. That’s why they choose Millie’s Beach Huts time and time again.

Our readers are predominantly based in Essex, Suffolk and London but I expect this to expand as our locations grow during 2017.

Do we share the same ideal client?

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Key Dates:

9th July – Call for sponsors.

21st July – Social media campaign starts

24th July – Competition opens for entries

4th September to 10th September – we open the competition to voting to find our Top 10 photo competition entries.

Between the 12th September and  16th September  – Our independent panel will review the Top 10 and select 1 winner and runner-up.

The 2017 Spirit of Summer Winner will be announced on the 18th September.




Call for Sponsors

Last years sponsors included Vintage Rocks, The Little Boathouse and Tea Break Tog who contributed prizes ranging from £50 to £150.

The winner will receive our entry level Millie’s Beach Hut Club membership worth £120, with the runner up receiving a £50 gift voucher.

We are looking for sponsors to supplement both the winner and runner up prizes with suitably ‘themed’ prizes.  Sponsors will also be asked if they’d like to sit on the judging panel to choose the winner and runner-up from the top 10 entries chosen via public vote.

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Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you!

Just email Vicky@milliesbeachhuts.co.uk with the details of the prize you’d like to contribute or you can book a 20 min call HERE.

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