Review any campground you’ve ever visited, win points (+2 written, +3 per photo, +8 video) and prizes. 21 grand prize winners and 120 runner-ups win gear every month on The Dyrt.
Dust off the ol’ memory banks, camping logs, and cell phone photo libraries: The Dyrt’s 2019 Campground Review Contest is underway. Winners have been selected for September, and October contests have begun in 21 regions across the country. Congratulations to the winners!
NEW: October Camping Review Contests Live
The leaderboards in each of these regions have been cleared, and campers are now competing for October contests—it’s anyone’s game this month!
Review any campground you’ve ever visited, anywhere in the US, to get on the October leaderboards.
21 Grand Prize Winners Announced for September Camping Review Contests
Midatlantic: Lee D.
California & Hawaii: Kate W.
Midwest: Kenpocentaur K.
New England: Rita M.
Mississippi River West: Jeremy K.
Minnesota & Wisconsin: Janet R.
Washington & Alaska: Shadara W.
Tennessee & Kentucky: Shelly S.
South: Joe R.
The Carolinas: Ashley M.
Colorado: Hayley K.
Oregon: Ashley B.
Northern Great Plains: Dexter I.
Michigan: Kate R.
Utah & Nevada: Brad B.
Wyoming & Idaho: Crystal C.
The Virginias: Rachel H.
Arizona & New Mexico: Whitney W.
Florida: Jenn B.
Texas: Troy W.
Central Great Plains: Crystal C.
Each region also had 5 runner up winners, which you can see on the contest page by selecting the leaderboard and rolling the month back to July.
18 Brands Are Giving Away Free Camping Gear This Season
These outdoor gear brands love camping as much as you do. They’ve partnered with The Dyrt to help us make this the best camping season ever. Check out the awesome camping gear that you could win this summer:
Road tripping and camping across the country is made easier with a range of RV and van rentals from Travellers Autobarn. Rentals include unlimited miles and were designed with the adventurous camper in mind. Renters can start their trips from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
Sitting around the campfire is the highlight of most camping trips, and GCI Outdoors makes that experience even comfier with their innovative camp chairs.
Red Ledge creates weather protective, lightweight apparel you can trust to hold up in even the toughest of storms. With high quality, durable materials at a hard-to-beat price point, its no wonder Red Ledge is the industry standard for Alaskan fishermen.
Banner & Oak
An Ozark Mountains-based apparel brand specializing in headwear, Banner & Oak is all about embracing a passion for the outdoors. Their classic trucker hat designs offer a stylish and practical addition to any outdoor wardrobe.
Midland Radio is a trusted name in keeping you safe and connected, wherever you roam. They’ve been innovators in two-way radios and emergency radio technology for over 50 years.
Primus stoves were the first stoves up Everest! After 125 years of Swedish engineering, Primus knows a thing or two about making a camp stove to that can handle any adventure.
Mountain House Meals
Mountain House proves that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor in the backcountry. Their freeze-dried meals and simple to make and delicious to eat.
Liquid IV Hydration Packets
Liquid I.V. helps you stay seriously hydrated with their daily electrolyte drink mix. Just one liquid I.V. is like drinking 2-3 bottles of water.
ICEMULE makes the coldest hands-free, soft-sided coolers, so you can enjoy convenient and chilled snacks and drinks on-the-go.
It’s a spork but even better. Morsel makes it easy to scrape that bowl of campfire mac and cheese clean.
RovR’s coolers on wheels were named the 2018 Gear of the Year by Men’s Journal. And we have to agree. All-terrain tires make them the ultimate camping coolers.
Wenzel Gear has always focused on quality over profit, ever since their very first tents and wagon covers. Today they specialize in high-quality tents, sleeping bags, and camping furniture that’s affordable, too.
Serious backpackers love Gregory Packs. But so do urban adventurers and day trippers. Gregory Packs perform for everyone with a variety of sizes and styles.
AfterShokz Bone Conduction Headphones
AfterShokz bone-conducting headphones will blow your mind. Our head developer has been using a pair of Trekz Titanium and he swears by their combination of open ear convenience and incredible sound.
OOFOS Recovery Shoes
OOFOS recovery shoes are celebrated by anyone who wears them. Seriously — any time we post about OOFOS, 8 new people tell us how much they love them and how they will never take them off their feet.
The Grubstick is revolutionizing the way we cook campfire meals with a “grubcage” attached to a telescopic handle. It’s a fun and convenient way to get that classic campfire char on so many different types of food.
Stream2Sea makes skin care products for the outdoors that are actually safe to use in the outdoors. While other sunscreens and hair and skin care products claim to be “reef-safe,” and “ocean-friendly,” Stream2sea has done the research to ensure their products uphold the highest eco-conscious standards.
Outdoor Element makes tools for everyone from Search and Rescue rangers to family campers. Their Firebiner allows you to stay organized with keys and other personal items, while also being prepared for nearly any emergency situation.