Body Art

Body Art
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34 days left

Body Art

34 days left
Join Vocal+ to Enter

Prizes

First place: $5,000

Second place: $2,500

Third place: $1,000

Dates to know

September 14: Submissions open

October 26, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions closed

November 3: Winners announced

About this Challenge

Your body is your canvas, and you make it your own! Body art and alterations like tattoos, piercings, and even haircuts and colors help us express ourselves, and take control over the way we present our body to the world. And often, they're a way for us to mark new chapters in our lives—a new beginning often brings with it the urge to change something about your appearance, giving you a brand new, fresh start.

We want to know about a time in your life –– or something you plan to do in the future –– where a physical change helped commemorate a new chapter for you, or otherwise impacted you in a positive way. Did you and your freshman college roommate get nose piercings the first weekend away to mark your newfound freedom? Or maybe you got a tattoo to mark a healing process, or got a pixie cut after your first rough breakup? Enter the Body Art Challenge and share a time when a transformation on the outside reflected some growth within. If you're able to share photos or the inspiration that got you headed in that new direction, please share!

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 October 26, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The Body Art Challenge is exclusive to Vocal+ members. To learn more or 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 Body Art .
  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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Challenge Resources

  • Justin Maury
    Published 8 months ago
    Introducing Challenges

    Introducing Challenges

    Today we’re excited to introduce Challenges, a new way for creators to get inspired and join the rest of the Vocal community in some friendly competition. Starting this week, creators will be able to participate in various Challenges across a range of topics and interests for the chance to win cash prizes, experiences, and much more.
  • Justin Maury
    Published 8 months ago
    How Challenges Are Judged

    How Challenges Are Judged

    There’s no one right way to tell a story. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and we want to see what yours looks like. Challenges are meant to inspire this creativity, and we want to see you tell a story that’s unique and authentic to you—but there are just a few things we look for across the board to be sure we’re judging every entry consistently and fairly.
  • Justin Maury
    Published 8 months ago
    Challenges: Frequently Asked Questions

    Challenges: Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I submit a new entry to a Challenge?