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Homecoming

Share a poem inspired by what "home" means to you.

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Prizes

First place:
$5,000
Second place:
$2,500
Third place:
$1,000

Status

3 days left

Timeline

Submissions open

Sep 01, 2021

Submissions close

Sep 22, 2021 3:59 AM CUT

Results

Oct 06, 2021

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Prizes

First place:
$5,000
Second place:
$2,500
Third place:
$1,000

Status

3 days left

Timeline

Submissions open

Sep 01, 2021

Submissions close

Sep 22, 2021 3:59 AM CUT

Results

Oct 06, 2021

About this challenge

Home, a four letter word that is so common yet resonates differently with everyone. What does "home" mean to you? Is it a feeling, a person, a place? The most common answer is a city, a town, a street where you grew up—a place you retreat to at the end of each day. However, home can also be a loved one's embrace, a furry friend at your feet, a cup of warm tea.

For this Challenge, we want you to submit a poem, between 100 and 2,000 words, telling us what home means to you. Whether your home is a physical safe-haven or defined by simple, blissful moments, we want to know what brings you back to your center. Enter the Challenge and share your poetry for a chance to win prizes up to $5,000!

How to enter

For your story to be eligible, it must be between 100 and 2,000 words and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Stories published on Vocal and entered into the contest up until September 21, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The Homecoming 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 countries will not be eligible to win.

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