The Tiplr Awards

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Create the Best Travel Tip

Tiplr is the travel platform where a community of Smart Travelers from around the world create and share the best travel tips. To date, our talented contributors have created thousands of tips, covering every corner of the globe. The Tiplr team has realized just how special and useful these tips are. They are the building blocks of Tiplr, which, when put together by the user, can create unique travel guides with all the information a traveler will ever need. To celebrate our community and the amazing tips members have written, Tiplr created the Best Travel Tip Award. This award is the first of its kind and was created to congratulate the Smart Traveler who share what expert Tiplr judges believe is the best and most useful tip. Check back here to find out when the next contest for the Best Travel Tip will be held!

Take the Best Travel Photo

In addition to the Best Travel Tip award, Tiplr holds a similar Best Travel Photo contest to congratulate one lucky traveler on their brilliant capture. Tiplr users send in what they believe to be one of their best photographs taken while traveling. A panel of Tiplr experts from the travel photography world will then choose the winner of the award. Tiplr cares about the community they’ve created and wants to celebrate the content that has helped inspire travelers around the world. Stay tuned for the next Best Travel Photo contest.

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First Edition

The Best Travel Tip Award 2018

Dozens of travel bloggers, backpackers, local experts, and professional content creators submitted their tips in 2018. Our panel of experts voted to choose 10 finalists and the Best Travel Tip.

Best Travel Tip and Community Vote Winner 2018

The other Finalists of 2018 Edition

Create the Best Travel Tip 2019

You can create tips on the Tiplr website or by using the Tiplr iOS app. Tips will first be judged on quality of content. A Tiplr travel tip is a special piece of information that you’ve discovered during your travels. It could be the beachfront hostel you unexpectedly stumbled upon, the best website for booking ferries from one island to the next, or a practical but little known secret about international travel.
Tip’s Creation Guidelines
  • Tips must be in English (Quality of English will be evaluated and any tips in another language will not be accepted.
  • Each tip must be at least 150 words
  • Topic of tip must be travel
  • Each entrant must create at least 5 tips using their Tiplr account (But there is no limit to the number of tips created)
  • Each tip must have a good quality photo (When using the website, photos should be at least 800 pixels in width)
Best Tip’s Evaluation Criteria
  • Quality of text (i.e. well-written, in fluent English, unique/original, off the beaten path, avoids mainstream travel topics, etc.)
  • Authenticity of information provided
  • “Smartness” of tip
  • Title catchiness
  • Picture quality
  • Ability to select the proper category and location for each tip

Anatomy of the Best Travel Tip

  1. A tip always contains a good quality photo, something eye catching and stunning. You can take a picture in the moment, use (non-copyright) photos from the web (don’t forget to give credit), from your camera roll or even your Instagrams.
  2. Add a descriptive, engaging title. This will increase interest amongst readers!
  3. Include as much body text as you need to explain your tip. The best tips are at least 150 words long, but we strive for quality over quantity, always. Add specific info to your tip, like directions, prices, hours and dates, menus, weather, kid friendliness, or WiFi availability.
  4. You might include a link back to your blog, or to a restaurant or hotel website mentioned in the tip. This feature lets you send readers directly back to the source and giving appropriate credit.
  5. Add up to three contextual tags to help others find your tip. Examples include beach, Italian food, hiking, gluten free, etc.
  6. Make sure your location is detailed and consistent with your tip, in some tips it could be an address in others the name of the city or region so readers quickly see where your tip is about.
  7. The Country tag will default from the location you add to the tip.
  8. Choose the category which best fits your tip. If you’re writing about the best trail to take when hiking, choose Outdoors. If your tip is about visa requirements, put that under Essentials.
  9. Once a great tip is published, other users will save it to their suitcases on the Tiplr app! By suitcasing it, they’re able to save it and use it to build their own travel guidebook.
  10. That’s you! Make sure to add a nice picture and an intriguing short bio to your profile when you create your account on Tiplr.

Take the Best Travel Photo

In addition to the Best Travel Tip award, Tiplr holds a similar Best Travel Photo contest to congratulate one lucky traveler on their brilliant capture. Tiplr users send in what they believe to be one of their best photographs taken while traveling. A panel of Tiplr experts from the travel photography world will then choose the winner of the award. Tiplr cares about the community they’ve created and wants to celebrate the content that has helped inspire travelers around the world.