Grand prize: $1,000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
May 8: Submissions open
May 14, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close
May 26: Winners announced
We're all dreaming of better days—when we're finally able to see the people we've missed all this time and do the things we've anxiously been waiting to do. We want to hear what you have planned for your first day post-isolation, when we can finally feel safe and happy. Create your itinerary and walk us through the day: Are you meeting up with friends for lunch? What are you ordering? Are you going to your favorite clothing store, or getting drinks at the local bar you’ve been missing? Are you going to see live music, or a movie in the theater? Don’t leave any small detail out—take a moment with us to imagine better days.
We're looking for stories that describe your day in as much detail as possible—make us feel like we're right there with you! Here are some tips that can help:
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 May 14, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.
The Better Days 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 35 countries will not be eligible to win.