ALCESTER’S Grace Kelly has won the UK’s Best Summer Job competition, scooping a £15,000 prize and the chance to go on a month-long trip across 15 of the competition organisers Hipcamps’ camping and glamping venues.
Grace was announced as the winner following an eight-week-long competition to celebrate Hipcamp’s UK launch.
Grace will now go across the country to blog and vlog her experiences.
A self-confessed outdoor fanatic Grace has already explored much of the UK on her own.
She said she was happiest when being in locations off the beaten track and loved hiking, camping and wild swimming.
Grace beat over 25 other hopefuls to win after submitting a video and being interviewed by judges.
She said: “I love helping people fall in love with the outdoors, so to be able to use my platform to share my passion and inspire other people to travel our beautiful country is a dream come true.
“I am incredibly excited to start my camping adventure with Hipcamp.”
Hipcamp’s UK Country Manager Jonathan Knight added: “We were so impressed by the quality of the entries from our UK campers, whittling our finalists down to a winner was a real challenge.
“But Grace demonstrated that camping is more than a hobby for her, it’s a way of life.
“She is a natural storyteller, and we can’t wait to see the content she creates, travelling around some of Hipcamp’s most naturally beautiful spots in the country.”