First place: $1,000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
December 18: Submissions open
December 24, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions closed
December 29: Winners announced
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.
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.
There’s no one right way to tell a story. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and we want to see what yours looks like. Challenges are meant to inspire this creativity, and we want to see you tell a story that’s unique and authentic to you—but there are just a few things we look for across the board to be sure we’re judging every entry consistently and fairly.