Hipcamp crowns winner of the inaugural UK’s Best Summer Job

A Stratford-upon-Avon local has been crowned winner of Hipcamp‘s inaugural Best UK Summer Job competition, scooping a £15k prize and embarking on a month-long adventure across 15 of Hipcamp’s UK camping and glamping hotspots.

The competition winner, Grace Kelly, was announced following an eight-week long competition by Hipcamp, the world’s largest provider of outdoor stays. Hipcamp hosted the competition in celebration of its May UK launch, with the aim of giving one lucky camping enthusiast the trip of a lifetime.

Kelly will now camp and glamp her way across the length of the country, whilst being tasked with blogging and vlogging original content that showcases the natural beauty and uniqueness of Hipcamp’s UK stays.

Kelly is fast becoming a seasoned adventurer, having explored much of the UK solo. A self-confessed outdoor fanatic, she’s happiest when scouring locations off the beaten track – including hiking, camping and wild swimming.

“It was such a close contest with some brilliant entries, so I’m thrilled to have won,” Kelly said. “I love helping people fall in love with the outdoors, so to be able to use my platform to share my passion and inspire other people to travel our beautiful country is a dream come true. I am incredibly excited to start my camping adventure with Hipcamp.”

The West Midlands-based content creator, who has an impressive 42k Instagram followers (@graces_adventures), beat more than 25 other hopefuls to win Hipcamp’s national competition and the accompanying £15,000 prize. The winning video scored big points with voters, as did Kelly’s interview with the judges.

Jonathan Knight, UK Country Manager at Hipcamp, said: “We were so impressed by the quality of the entries from our UK campers, whittling our finalists down to a winner was a real challenge. But Grace demonstrated that camping is more than a hobby for her, it’s a way of life. She is a natural storyteller, and we can’t wait to see the content she creates, travelling around some of Hipcamp’s most naturally beautiful spots in the country.”

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