BACKPACKER'S Year of the Reader Contests

We're gearing up for some massive giveaways in 2013 to celebrate BACKPACKER's 40th anniversary.
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We're gearing up for some massive giveaways in 2013 to celebrate BACKPACKER's 40th anniversary.

MEET THE WINNERS

We've already awarded a handful of winners dream prizes. Meet the lucky readers.



ENTER THE CONTESTS

WIN A DREAM JOB

BACKPACKER has collaborated with key industry partners to bring you the chance to land a paid internship in select fields.

GET YOUR PHOTOS PUBLISHED

Enter your favorite outdoor pictures and read the rules at backpacker.com/photos.

BE AN OFFICIAL GEAR TESTER

Try out new products and write reviews under the tutelage of Kristin Hostetter.



GET A FREE SKILLS MAKEOVER


We’ll come to you! Six readers will win a personalized clinic on ultralight, photography, navigation, survival, and more.

SCORE A DREAM TRIP

There are six chances to win a life-list hike with one of our editors.

THE ULTIMATE DREAM TRIP

Win a trip for two to hike one of New Zealand's Great Walks.



WIN FREE GEAR

FIRST NIGHT OUT

The most important trip you’ll ever take? The very first one. So all year, we’re celebrating readers who take the plunge. First, check out our upcoming May issue for expert advice on getting started (or introducing someone else to the trail). Then get out there—or take your spouse, kid, neighbor, coworker, whoever—for the first time. Send your stories, photos, and tips (like the one below) to firstnight@backpacker.com. You could win tents, boots, packs, and other gear, and might be featured in these pages.