Enter Beach Hut of the Year

Towergate's Beach Hut of the Year competition is back and we're inviting you to share your pride and joy for the chance to win the title 'Beach Hut of the Year 2017' which comes with:

  • £1,000 cheque for you
  • A year's beach hut insurance
  • Signed books by internationally acclaimed author and Beach Hut of the Year judge, Lucy Clarke
  • £500 for your local Beach Hut Association

All entrants will also be entered in to a prize draw to win a luxury hamper. 

Please send us an email if you have any questions or require help.

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Key Dates

Entries open - Friday 19th May 2017

Entries close - Monday 26th June 2017

Public vote - Sunday 2nd July to Friday 21st July

Judging panel and finalist interviews/presentations - Tuesday 25th July 2017

Presentation at the winning hut - Friday 25th August 2017

Our Judges

Find out more about this year's Beach Hut of the Year judging panel.


Phil Spencer

Presenter and beach hut enthusiast


Kathryn Ferry

Seaside historian and author


Pete Samson

Beach hut designer

Charlotte Vowden

Charlotte Vowden

Journalist, The Sunday Times

Lucy Clarke

Lucy Clarke

Novelist and fresh air enthusiast

Anna Baria

Anna Davies

Beach Hut of the Year 2016 winner

Terms and Conditions

*All entries must be submitted via the website www.towergateinsurance.co.uk/BHOTY where full terms and conditions are available. Year’s free insurance is worth up to £1,000 inc. Insurance Premium Tax and Customer Service Charge and the winner will be requested to include the Towergate logo on their website (if applicable) for the period of insurance. A £1,000 cheque will be awarded to the winner plus £500 will also go to the winner’s local Beach Hut Association where stated during entry process. The winner will also receive a collection of signed books by author, Lucy Clarke. All entrants will be entered into the prize draw to win a hamper. The winner will be notified by email within five working days of the end of Towergate’s Beach Hut of the Year competition nominations closing date. If we do not hear back from the winner within seven days of that email we reserve the right to select a new winner. Cash alternative not available. The name of the winner can be obtained by writing to the Marketing Department, Towergate Insurance, Ellenborough House, Wellington Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1XZ. Competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over who are the owner, registered or primary user of the beach hut located in the UK, excluding employees of Towergate Underwriting Group Ltd or any subsidiaries, and/or their families. Entries close at 12pm on 26th June 2017. The top ten will be decided by Towergate Insurance to be announced by the end of June 2017. A judging panel will decide the winner to be announced week commencing 21st August 2017. In submitting any imagery to us you acknowledge that you own or have full permission to use it, and you grant us a licence to use it for our reasonable promotional purposes. The promoter’s announcement of the winner is final; no correspondence will be entered into. The winner must agree to have his/her name and postal town published and be willing to participate in any post event publicity including being available at their hut on 25th August 2017


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