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The Endless Summer Photo Contest

Update: We have winners! Congrats to the following Hipcampers:

Grand Prize: Michael Vu’s Big Pine Creek
2nd Place: Jaclyn Shepard’s Kalalau
Camper’s Choice: Matt Mirkes’ Rock Island

The search for the perfect campsite continues…

Starting on 10/12/15, and ending on 10/26/15, this 14-day photo contest encourages campers, adventurers, and anyone who took a walk on the wild side this summer to share their experience with us by uploading their photos and reviews to land share, park and campground pages on Hipcamp.

Were you at one of our campouts in Texas, California, or New York? Were you one of the first to visit a land share listing on Hipcamp? Did you visit your favorite National Park, or return to that secret swimming hole in the middle of nowhere?

How to Enter:

  1. To upload a photo, you must have a Hipcamp profile. If you don’t have one yet, create one!
  2. Search for the park or campground that you are going to upload a photo to.
  3. Click “Help improve the Vibe! Upload your photos!” or, “Add Photos” on any camp listing page on Hipcamp to complete your entry.

All photos uploaded to the site between 10/12-10/26 will be counted as an entry. Bonus points for a thoughtful caption, as we’re looking for both quality and quantity. Double bonus points for spreading the word on social! The most upvoted photo within this time range will receive the camper’s choice award.

And also… guest judges Alastair Humphreys (Microadventure Guru), Alyssa Ravasio (Hipcamp Founder), and Amit Gupta (Photojojo Founder) will be weighing in on the winning entries. NBD. More about the judges:

Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, blogger, author, motivational speaker, film maker and photographer. He is a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

Alyssa Ravasio is the founder of Hipcamp. She loves nature and the internet. Alyssa created a degree in Digital Democracy, and is passionate about helping shape how the internet impacts our planet.

Amit Gupta founded . He’s an optimist/entrepreneur/designer. Sold everything last year to explore awhile.

The Endless Summer Prizes:

Grand Prize

A Summer of Free Camping!

Hipcamp is everywhere you want to camp. Discover ranches, farms, vineyards, nature preserves, and more across the U.S…. Find yourself outside.

  • Four weekends through the summer up to a value of $1000
    • Valid June – September 2016
    • Applies to Hipcamp Land Share listings
  • Choice of 4p tent or 2p tent from the North Face
  • Goal Zero Lighthouse 250

Total value: $1378

2nd Place

  • $200 Hipcamp credit
  • 2p tent from the North Face (pictured above)
  • Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 (pictured above)
Total value: $578

Camper’s Choice Award

The camper’s choice will be selected by the photo that is the most upvoted between the dates of the contest, 10/12 – 10/26.

  • $100 Hipcamp credit
  • Talus 2p tent from the North Face (pictured above)
  • Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 (pictured above)
Total value: $478


  • The contest starts Monday, October 12th at 10 a.m. PT, and ends Monday, October 26th at 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • Entries will go through two rounds of judging. In the first round, 30 participants will be selected by Hipcamp staff, and in the second round, winners will be selected by the guest judges, Alastair Humphreys, Alyssa Ravasio, and Amit Gupta.
  • Entrants must have a Hipcamp profile to win.
  • Winners will be announced as an update to this blog post, and on Instagram. If you have an Instagram profile, make sure to connect it to your account so we can give you props!
  • See complete photo contest rules here.

Check out the inspiration (all photos uploaded to the Hipcamp site!):


Photo by Korey Taylor, Caddo Lake, TX


Photo by Matt Lief Anderson, Sand Creek Farm, TX

Photo by Nic Castellanos, Soul Food Farm, CA

Photo by Kelly Flournoy, Oz Farm, CA


Photo by Scottie Tuska, Boundary Country Trekking, MN

Camp cook skills

Photo by Evan Kubena, Silver Lake Campground

Photo by Fontana Seeha, Paradise Point Campground


Photo by Myles Tan, Harold Parker Campground


Photo by Julian Bialowas, Oz Farm, CA

Photo by Julian Bialowas, Mariuolumne, CA

Photo by Luke Beard, Steep Ravine Cabins, CA


Photo by Jacob Bamattre, Mendocino Magic, CA

Photo by Jeff Gammons, Sandbar Camp North, FL

Title image by Travis Perkins, @traverk_photo

Now… share your summer with us!

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