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.

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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:

Travellers Autobarn

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.

GCI Outdoors

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

 

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 Radios

a man smiling in the woods holding a midland walkie talkie

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

a hand dropping chocolate into a pot over a primus portable stove

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

a bag of mountain house food near an unrolled breakfast burrito

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

two packets of liquid IV rehydrating powder

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 Coolers

a backpack cooler on a log with two cans of beer, and a man fishing in the background

ICEMULE makes the coldest hands-free, soft-sided coolers, so you can enjoy convenient and chilled snacks and drinks on-the-go.

Morsel Spork

three multi-purpose sporks on a table

It’s a spork but even better. Morsel makes it easy to scrape that bowl of campfire mac and cheese clean.

RovR Coolers

a RovR cooler attached to a bike ridden by a man

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 Tents

two people lying in a sleeping bag in a tent strung with string lights

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.

Gregory Packs

a woman wearing a headlamp and backpack hiking on a trail

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.

Grubstick

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

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

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.

Britany Robinson

Britany Robinson

Britany is the Managing Editor of The Dyrt. She's been a writer ever since she can remember, and her first literary accomplishment was having a poem about a panda published when she was eight. The anthology was definitely a scam to get her parents to buy a bunch of anthologies, but she's still pretty proud of her panda poem. When she's not at her computer, she's (hopefully) outside, hiking or camping with her dog.