Better Days

Better Days
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Better Days

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Prizes

Grand prize: $1,000

Second place: $500

Third place: $250

Dates to know

May 8: Submissions open

May 14, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close

May 26: Winners announced

Intro

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.

Tips

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:

  • If you're visiting a restaurant, shop, or any local business, embed their website or social media profile to help us visualize where you're going. Here's a guide on how to embed rich media in your stories.
  • If you're hoping to catch some live music, include a song or playlist using the same embed module!
  • Images help tell your story! Add a couple of images to paint a picture of what your day will look like.
  • Requirements

    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.

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    How to enter

    1. Create your story on Vocal.
    2. When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select Better Days.
    3. When your story has been approved, it will appear under Submissions on this page.

    Submit an existing story:

    If you have an existing story you would like to enter to this contest you can do so here:
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