Dinner Party

Dinner Party
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Dinner Party

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First place: $1,000

Second place: $500

Third place: $250

Dates to know

September 18: Submissions open

September 24, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions closed

September 29: Winners announced

About this Challenge

Roll out the tablecloth, polish the old silverware, and imagine you're the host with the most, planning your ultimate dinner party. All the details are in your hands: the guests, food, music, decor, and entertainment – it's all up to you.

Most importantly, we want to know who's on the guest list. Who are the special people who will get an invitation? Your party guests can be dead or alive, real or made up, famous or not! Tell us why you chose this list of guests to invite, and don't be shy sharing all the details: What would you serve them? Is there a theme? How do you plan to set the mood? Enter the Dinner Party Challenge and share your ultimate dinner party plans with the special invite list included.

Fingers crossed—we hope we get an invite!


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 September 24, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The Dinner Party 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.


How to enter

  1. Create your story on Vocal.
  2. When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select Dinner Party.
  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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