First place: $1,000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
Dates to know
February 10: Submissions open
February 16, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close
February 19: Winners announced
About this Challenge
It's almost time to boycott one of the most dreaded holidays of the year: Valentine's Day. Let's face it — the day is notorious for reminding those of us who are single of just how single we are, and places an unnecessary amount of pressure on both singles and couples alike. If you can't help but nod in agreement, something tells me that you'll love this Challenge to create an anti-Valentine's Day playlist.
Valentine's Day isn't for everyone – neither are love songs, actually – so we're asking you to show us your playlist of songs designed to poke holes in the Valentine's Day tradition. Enter the Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist Challenge by sharing your favorite pro-single and anti-mushy songs. Tracks like "Single Ladies" by Beyoncé and Charli XCX's "Breaking Up" remind us that we are single and loving it! Be sure to embed your playlist in your story and tell us more about your soundtrack, like why you chose certain songs or who your go-to, feel-good artists are for this occasion. What do you think of Valentine's Day? How do these songs help you challenge this holiday? Are you the heavy metal or R&B type? Whatever it is, we want to hear it!
For your story to be eligible, it must be between 600 and 5,000 words and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Stories published on Vocal and entered into the contest up until February 16, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here. Learn how to embed rich media in your stories here.
The Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist Challenge is exclusive to Vocal+ members. To learn more and upgrade to Vocal+ visit https://vocal.media/vocal-plus.
To be eligible to win the grand prize, second place, or third place prizes, you must be over the age of 13 and residing in a country where Stripe is available at the time of entry. A complete list of countries where Stripe is available can be found here—winners will need to have a Stripe account created and connected in order to receive the prizes. For this reason, entrants located outside of any of these 39 countries will not be eligible to win.
How to enter
- Create your story on Vocal.
- When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist.
- When your story has been approved, it will appear under Submissions on this page.
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