First place: $1,000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
January 7: Submissions open
January 13, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions closed
January 15: Winners announced
We all need a space that serves as an escape, even for just a moment. With a little personal decor and TLC, any space—a walk-in closet, a home gym, a DIY patio, or even just a corner bookshelf filled with knick-knacks—can become a reflection of you.
Enter the Cozy Corner Challenge showing us your absolute favorite spot in your house, apartment, backyard, fire escape, or wherever you call home. This could be a plush reading nook, a sleek kitchen countertop, a fort you built for your cat, or even your growing veggies on the balcony—any space that you've transformed into somewhere you're proud of that makes you feel at home. Remember to share photos of your space, and we promise not to invite ourselves over!
For your story to be eligible, it must include original photography and be between 600 and 5,000 words and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Stories published on Vocal and entered into the contest up until January 12, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.
The Cozy Corner 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.
After my internship ended early from the coronavirus pandemic and freelance film industry jobs were left in shambles, I found myself with an overabundance of time and a lack of money. Fortunately, I remembered a little website called Vocal where I won a writing Challenge the year before.
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.
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.