Good Deeds

Good Deeds

Good Deeds


First place: $2,500

Second place: $1,000

Third place: $500

Matching total prize donations to benefit World Central Kitchen.

Dates to know

December 11: Submissions open

January 28, 2021, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions closed

February 2, 2021: Winners announced

About this Challenge

‘Tis the season of giving back! Spreading generosity can guarantee to make somebody’s day a lot brighter. So we’re in search of more ways to give back to our communities at an individual level. In the end, any and all acts of kindness are ways to express our gratitude towards each other!

Enter our Good Deeds Challenge and help us inspire more acts of generosity. Whether someone in front of you in line paid for your coffee or you gave your Christmas bonus to a cause you believe in, we want you to tell us more about the small acts of selflessness you've experienced. This can be anything good that you did for someone, or something that someone did for you! Small gestures are underrated so let's celebrate some of these good deeds and encourage others to do the same. In an effort to give back, we'll be making a donation to the World Central Kitchen. With your help, we can build a better future together!


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 January 28, 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.


How to enter

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