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Create Your Happiness

Tell us about a craft or project that brings you joy.

Supported By Fiskars

Prizes

First place:
$15,000
Second place:
$4,000
Third place:
$1,000

First place winner will also receive a Fiskars gift bag valued at $750

Second place winner will also receive a Fiskars gift bag valued at $500

Third place winner will also receive a Fiskars gift bag valued at $250

Status

Closed

Timeline

Submissions opened

May 12, 2021

Submissions closed

Jun 12, 2021 3:59 AM CUT

Results

Jun 26, 2021

Prizes

First place:
$15,000
Second place:
$4,000
Third place:
$1,000

First place winner will also receive a Fiskars gift bag valued at $750

Second place winner will also receive a Fiskars gift bag valued at $500

Third place winner will also receive a Fiskars gift bag valued at $250

Status

Closed

Timeline

Submissions opened

May 12, 2021

Submissions closed

Jun 12, 2021 3:59 AM CUT

Results

Jun 26, 2021

About this challenge

There's no doubt that happiness and creativity go hand-in-hand. No matter how busy life gets, it's essential to carve out some time for the things that bring us joy. Roll up your sleeves, grab your supplies, and let's create some happiness.

For this Challenge, we want to celebrate your craft! Tell us about a project or activity you love doing that involves using your creativity and the inspiration behind the creative process, including an image of it as well! The only requirement is that your hobby must include a pair of scissors. Whether that's designing clothing, crafting meticulous origami, or creating decorations to elevate your themed party, everything counts! We're partnering with Fiskars for this Challenge, who firmly believes high-quality tools can help empower creators and allow them to focus on what they're passionate about. We're excited to hear (and see) what you've been creating and all of the reasons you love doing so!

For creative inspiration, projects, and more visit Fiskars.com and follow them on Instagram.

Judges

Tabitha Sewer purchased her first sewing machine a few years ago and hasn't stopped creating colorful, unique clothing since. She loves to mix patterns and bright colors to make extravagant pieces that fit her personality perfectly. You can check out buttons, buckles, and sewing patterns that she's designed on her site here. For tips, tricks, and inspiration, follow her on Instagram @tabithasewer

Sarah Rivero Khandjian, a graphic designer turned crafty maker behind the DIY and lifestyle brand Sarah Hearts. She finds joy in creating beautiful things and helping others do the same. For motivation, projects, and more, follow her for all on Instagram @sarahhearts

How to enter

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 June 11, 2021, at 11:59 PM EDT will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The Create Your Own Happiness 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 countries will not be eligible to win.

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