First place: $1,000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
Dates to know
December 18: Submissions open
December 24, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions closed
December 29: Winners announced
About this Challenge
Picture this, you and your loved ones are all gathered in the living room, buzzing from the spiked eggnog, and it’s time for you to unveil your holiday card. This is your moment to fill everybody's bellies with laughter as you share the funniest or most embarrassing holiday card of all time!
For this challenge, we want to see just that. Whether it’s a pop-culture card (“Winter is Coming”), a punny card (“It’s Christmas Thyme”), or a card that captures an embarrassing moment (like when Mom made us wear matching sweaters that one year), we want to see it all! Enter the Holiday Card Outtakes challenge and submit all your hilarious moments or ideas that lead up to the creation of this holiday card. Tell us what inspired this card and why it stands out. Be sure to include the holiday card photos and/or videos if you're still hanging onto them. Don't be camera shy!
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 December 24, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.
The Holiday Card Outtakes 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 39 countries will not be eligible to win.
How to enter
- Create your story on Vocal.
- When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select Holiday Card Outtakes.
- When your story has been approved, it will appear under Submissions on this page.
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