See the list on the right for photos of hat competition winners>>

MILLINERS & HATTERS OPEN COMPETITION

  1. Fiona Baker ‘Sea & Waves’ hat, £500 prize awarded for overall value, sponsored by T Snook hatters & gentlemen’s outfitters
  2. Irina Dobrovolska ‘Wind of History’ hat, £250 prize awarded for quality of construction, sponsored by the Bridge House Hotel
  3. Alison Nicholls ‘Ashes 2013’ hat, £125 prize awarded for fun value, sponsored by DB Electricals

Presentation of the Milliners & Hatters Open Competition first prize:

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[Left to right] Nigel & Carole Denford of The Hat Magazine, Maisie Harley modelling the winning ‘Sea & Waves’ hat, Robert Jacoby accepting the prize on behalf of his daughter, winner Fiona Baker, and Roger Snook, first prize sponsor and Bridport Hat Festival founder.

Photo Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Elizabeth Paine

Milliners & Hatters Open Competition 2nd prize winner ‘Wind of History’ hat by Irina Dobrovolska

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Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Elizabeth Paine

Milliners & Hatters Open Competition 3rd prize winner ‘The Ashes 2013’ hat, worn by its creator Alison Nicholls

Milliners & Hatters Open Competition 3rd prize winner 'The Ashes 2013' hat, worn by its creator Alison Nicholls

– Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Elizabeth Paine

FUN COMPETITIONS

  • Best Lady’s Hat: Margaret Genenoer (knitted teatray)
  • Best Gentleman’s Hat: Guy Heathcote (unicorn)
  • Most Elegantly-Hatted Couple: Ronnie & Wendy Murray

The above won £50 prizes sponsored by John Halifax/Susquehana Hats

Best Lady’s Hat winner Margaret Genenoer

Best Lady's Hat

– Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Deirdre Snook

Best Gentleman’s Hat winner Guy Heathcote

Best Gentleman's Hat

– Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Sue Langley

Most Elegantly-Hatted Couple winners Ronnie & Wendy Murray of West Bay

Most Elegantly-Hatted

Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Deirdre Snook

Best Girl’s Hat:

  1. Iola Carter Knibbs (Spanish maiden)
  2. Phoebe Winding (swan)
  3. Hetty Earwicker

Best Girl’s Hat prizewinners:

  1. Iola Carter Knibbs (Spanish),
  2. Phoebe Winding (swan),
  3. Hetty Earwicker

Best Girl's Hat

Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Elizabeth Paine

Best Boy’s Hat:

  1. Oscar Pitt (sandcastle),
  2. Theo Dunn (racetrack), 3
  3. Kristian McCann (army)

Best Boy's Hat

Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Elizabeth Paine

First prizes for children of £30 sponsored by Nantes Solicitors, with medals for the runner’s-up

Best Hatted Dog

Best Hatted Dog winner Mavis with owner Teresa Verney, Betsy and Jackson Brookes, and prize sponsor Mark of Animal House. Mavis won a £30 voucher sponsored by Animal House, with other entrants (dogs, that is!) all given treats.

Best Hatted Dog

Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Elizabeth Paine

Bridport Hat-Hurling Challenge

  • Ladies: Alice Catteau
  • Gents: Rob Reeks
  • Children: Charlotte Birdsall

Winning £25 each, sponsored by Vicary & Co Lettings

Best Dressed Window

.Best Dressed Window (for HatFest Week displays by local businesses) winner Lavender Blue. www.lavenderblueflowers.com

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Best Millinery Display (for trade stands) – prize donor Brain Tumour Research’s Hugh Adams with winner Melanie Stratford of Gothic Hats

Best Millinery Display

Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Deirdre Snook

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