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EmPAWyee of the Month

Share a story about your beloved furry, feathered, or finned coworker.

In Support of ASPCA

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Prizes

First place:
$2,500
Second place:
$1,500
Third place:
$1,000

All prize amounts will be doubled as donations in the winners' names, for a total of $10,000 given to support the ASPCA.

Status

12 days left

Timeline

Submissions open

Sep 01, 2021

Submissions close

Oct 01, 2021 3:59 AM CUT

Results

Oct 19, 2021

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Prizes

First place:
$2,500
Second place:
$1,500
Third place:
$1,000

All prize amounts will be doubled as donations in the winners' names, for a total of $10,000 given to support the ASPCA.

Status

12 days left

Timeline

Submissions open

Sep 01, 2021

Submissions close

Oct 01, 2021 3:59 AM CUT

Results

Oct 19, 2021

About this challenge

At Vocal, we're firm believers in the power of an office pup. In fact, we have no less than five honorary CHOs (Chief Happiness Officers!), and our office wouldn't run the same without them. We're thankful every day that they were rescued and found their forever home with the people who make Vocal happen. So, we decided we were long overdue to launch a Challenge in their honor, and help you give back to the amazing ASPCA while we're at it.

Enter the EmPAWyee of the Month Challenge, our furry coworker photo contest: Whether that means an office dog, the betta fish you keep on your desk, or your cat who walks in front of your webcam on Zoom calls as you work from home, share the furry, feathered, or scaly friend who makes the workday a bit brighter. Nominate your emPAWyee of the month by telling us why your furry friend deserves the title, and be sure to include photos to convince us they deserve the accolades. đŸŸ

How to enter

For your story to be eligible, it should 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 30, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

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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