July 08, 2016

08/07/2016: The Great British Mill Race: Will you be the next prize winner?

There are 3 reasons to join the Great British Mill Race this summer, says Claire Wooldridge of The Mills Archive Trust:
  1. You could win a prize! Read on to see our first prize winning entry and prize categories.
  2. Your pictures could be famous! All entries are shared via our online flickr gallery.  
  3. You can save a record of our milling heritage before it is lost forever. We need your help.    
Now the Great British Mill Race competition is in full swing, why not get involved by visiting www.gbmillrace.org this summer? 
                 

http://www.gbmillrace.org/
Please help us to encourage participation in the Great British Mill Race by taking part at www.gbmillrace.org, displaying our poster (download a copy HERE), following the Mill Race on social media using #gbmillrace and spreading the word.
      
Since the Great British Mill Race launched in May, all of us here at MAT have enjoyed looking through your entries.
  
Now you too can see all of the wonderful pictures submitted so far in our flickr gallery HERE.
   
The Great British Mill Race is a chance for you to share with us your pictures of mills and information about mills from all over the UK.  Help us save a record of our milling heritage before it is lost forever.
  
Want to take part?  Just follow these steps:  
  1. Visit: www.gbmillrace.org from your desktop computer or smartphone
  2. Find your mill.
  3. Snap away: send us your pictures and mill information updates.
  4. You're a Great British Mill Racer! Keep up to date with new entries, pictures & prizes by following #gbmillrace
      
https://www.flickr.com/photos/millsarchive/sets/72157669144708405
Our first winners are parent and child team Sara and Oscar Jarman, for their photo of Bradwell Windmill, Milton Keynes
Talking of prizes... we're delighted to announce our first winners are parent and child team Sara and Oscar Jarman, for their photo of Bradwell Windmill, Milton KeynesThis prize was awarded for the judges' favourite image of a mill submitted over National Mills Weekend 2016.
     
We were especially pleased to have coincidentally chosen Oscar's 7th birthday to let Sara and Oscar know they had won!  Oscar is a real mill fan, with his mum Sara often taking him to visit mills.  It's wonderful to be able to support and reward Oscar as a young mill enthusiast, with the prize of a voucher to spend in our bookshop.
       
http://www.gbmillrace.org/
Oscar was delighted with his prize of a voucher to spend in our bookshop.  Our Chairman Ron also threw in a few mill postcards for Oscar's collection
But wait - you could win a prize too!
That's right!  The Great British Mill Race is running until National Mills Weekend 2017 and we are looking forward to receiving your entries this summer (lets hope we get some good mill visiting weather!).

In the autumn, we will be awarding bookshop voucher prizes in the following categories: 
  • The best parent (or grandparent) & child team
  • Most unique entries to the Mill Race
  • Most attractive mill picture 
  • Most unusual mill picture
  • Entry for a mill furthest from MAT
So what are you waiting for?
Thank you for all your entries so far.  Please visit www.gbmillrace.org (or send us your entries via Facebook or Twitter) to take part.  Help us by continuing to spread the word about the #gbmillrace.  
     
https://millsarchive.org/news/entry/164103/from-quern-to-computer-it-begins#.V3-T1jVDwqB

The Great British Mill Race is part of the 'From Quern to Computer' project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Learn more HERE.
 

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