The annual Hipcamp Awards celebrate our Hipcamp Hosts and their properties by allowing the Hipcamp community to vote for the very best listings across the United States, Australia, and Canada.
How are Hipcamp Award nominees determined?
Hipcamp Hosts maintain an incredibly high level of quality when it comes to the experiences they provide Hipcampers. Because of this, we use a set of qualifying criteria to determine our qualifying pool of nominations per category. In order to qualify as a potential nominee, a listing must:
- Have been live and unpaused as of Nov. 5, 2021
- Hold a Hipcamper recommend rate at or above 95%
- Have received 3 or more completed bookings since January 1, 2021
- Be the Host’s most-booked listing in its respective category, if the Host has multiple listings that meet the above
Nominations are then calculated further, considering thousands of Hipcamper reviews, the number of completed bookings, and additional factors that indicate a great Hipcamper experience. The following is used to determine the number of nominees allowed per category:
- If a category has more than 50 qualified listings, nominees are capped at 50 based on the factors above.
- If a category has fewer than 50 qualified listings, nominees are capped at 25 based on the factors above.
- If a category has fewer than 10 qualified listings, all qualified listings are nominated.
How and when will I find out if my listing is a nominee?
Nominees are announced on Wednesday, Nov. 17 (Thursday, 18 Nov. in Australia), on the respective Best Hipcamps to Visit landing pages. All Hosts with nominated listings will be informed via email. Make sure your inbox is set to accept emails from Hipcamp.
How are Hipcamp Awards calculated?
The listing in each category that receives the most valid votes between Wednesday, Nov. 17, and Wednesday, Dec. 15, will be declared the 1st place winner.
How and when will I find out if my listing is an award winner?
Winners are announced on Monday, Dec. 20 (Tuesday, 21 Dec. in Australia), on the respective Best Hipcamps to Visit landing pages. All winners will also be informed via email (make sure your inbox is set to accept emails from Hipcamp) and will receive a ‘Best of 2022’ badge on their winning listing page.
If a Host has more than one listing, can they receive multiple nominations?
Although many Hosts have multiple campsites (and we love this!), we limited each property to one nominated listing per Host per category. This way, more hosts make the nomination lists. A Host’s tent site listing may be nominated for the Best Hipcamp in Arkansas, while their treehouse listing may be nominated for Best Treehouse in the US.
Who is eligible to vote?
Anyone with a unique, valid Hipcamp account can vote in the Hipcamp Awards.
How often can I vote?
It’s possible to vote for an individual Hipcamp listing once per day every day between Wednesday, Nov. 17, and Wednesday, Dec. 15. There is no limit to the number of Hipcamp listings you can vote for each day.
When does the voting begin and end?
Voting opens on Wednesday, Nov. 17, and closes on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 11:59pm PST (Thursday, 16 December 6:59pm AEDT). Winners will be announced on Monday, Dec. 20 (Tuesday, 21 Dec. in Australia).
My listing was nominated last year, but it’s not on this year’s list. What happened?
Hipcamp is continuing to grow, with new Hosts joining every day. Because this year’s nominees were chosen based on 2021 bookings and review data, nominees may be different than those who qualified in 2020.
We’re so thankful to have all of our Hipcamp Hosts as part of our community, and we can’t wait to see who you all choose as the Best Hipcamps to Visit in 2022.