First place: $2,500
Second place: $1,000
Third place: $500
January 7: Submissions open
February 2, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions closed
February 5: Winners announced
As we enter the New Year, we're all longing for a fresh start and an opportunity to grow. We've put 2020 behind us and it's time to reflect on what we want to accomplish moving forward, and how we want to make it happen. Being mindful of what we do and consume to feel good is the first step!
Join us this month in reflecting on ways we can better ourselves starting with a clean slate. What resolutions are you hoping to stick to this year for a healthier lifestyle? For this Challenge, tell us how you're doing this, whether you're participating in Dry January or letting go of sedentary habits, we're here to show our support with your wellness goals this year!
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 February 2, 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.
When we launched Challenges one year ago today, we could never have anticipated the milestones we’d reach. What started off as a new way to encourage creativity and reward creators to think outside the box and participate in competitions across topics and interests, quickly evolved into so much more—thanks to you.
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.