The Great British Mill Race: Winner's Gallery

Since the Great British Mill Race launched in May 2016 - all of us here at MAT have enjoyed looking through your entries.  Below are the entries that have won a prize.  

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?  Great - just follow these steps:

The Great British Mill Race: Quick Start Guide

1. Visit: 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

For some inspiration you can see all the entries submitted to so far by clicking here.  

May 2016

In May 2016 we were delighted to announce our first winners are parent and child team Sara and Oscar Jarman, for their photo of Bradwell Windmill, Milton Keynes.  (Above).

This prize was awarded for the judges favourite image of a mill submitted over National Mills Weekend 2016.

We were delighted to award this prize to parent and child team Sara and Oscar.  We were especially pleased to have coincidentally chosen Oscar's 7th birthday to let Sara and Oscar know!  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.  

June 2016 

We couldn't pick just one of the brilliant entries we received in June - so we picked two!

Both Mark Berry and Colin Smith were the winners of £25 to spend in our bookshop.

Jill Mill, Clayton - by Mark Berry: 

Watermill, Staunton, Herefordshire - by Colin Smith:

August 2016

We asked you to send us your weird, wonderful and unusual mill pictures for our July prize. 

We were delighted to announce that Colin Smith won the prize of a £25 Mills Archive book shop voucher for his picture of Jack and Jill Mills, Clayton, Sussex, from the air (below). 

November 2016

To celebrate all the fantastic entries to the Great British Mill Race so far, we have awarded several autumn prizes (before we move onto the winter push for interior mill pictures).

One of those great winning entries is the image below: winner of 'Most Attractive Welsh Mill Picture' is Philip H. Williams for this striking image of Llynnon Mill, Anglesey.  

We are also delighted to announce that Sara & Oscar Jarman are the winners in the best 'Parent and Child Team' category.  Thank you for sending in so many fantastic mill pictures with accompanying information, Sara and Oscar!  True Great British Mill Racers.  

A selection of entries submitted to the Great British Mill Race by Sara and Oscar Jarman

A big thank you and congratulations goes to Colin Smith, winner in the category of 'Most Mill Entries Updated by One Individual'.  As of mid November 2016, Colin along has helped us to update our records for 110 mills.  Incredible!  

An example of an entry submitted to the Great British Mill Race by Colin Smith, Oldland Windmill, Keymer, West Sussex

'Most intriguing mill picture' went to the image of the interior of Little Salkeld, Cumberland, submitted by Elliot Ormesher.  

Please keep sending us more interior mill pictures.

Finally, 'Furthest entry from the Mills Archive' (within the UK) has to go to a series of images of Barony Mill, Birsay, Orkney, submitted by Susan Bright.  That's 706 miles by road! 


Thank you for taking part in the Great British Mill Race! 

You can see all entries to the Great British Mill Race here and our prize winning entries here.  

Just remember to visit to take part.