ICYMI

ICYMI
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17 days left

ICYMI

17 days left
Join Vocal+ to Enter

Prizes

First place: $5,000

Second place: $2,500

Third place: $1,000

Dates to know

May 8: Submissions open

June 11, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close

June 18: Winners announced

About this Challenge

Our screen times may have drastically increased in the last couple of weeks, and there’s absolutely no shame in that. We’ve admittedly binge-watched 2 full shows and too many movies to count by now. Naturally, we can’t wait to start our next show—want to give us a hand? Share your top three underrated TV shows and tell us a bit about each one and why you recommend it as a must (NO SPOILERS!)

We want overlooked shows here, so avoid highlighting the go-to binge recommendations. (Of course we’ve all seen Tiger King! We know Ozark is amazing! We finished Love Is Blind weeks ago!) Instead, think outside the box and give us some of those great but easily-overlooked gems that more people should give a chance—maybe they’re older shows people have forgotten about, or maybe they just don’t get enough credit. Enter the ICYMI Challenge and share your top three unexpected binge-watch recs.

Requirements

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 June 11, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The ICYMI Challenge is exclusive to Vocal+ members. To learn more or 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 35 countries will not be eligible to win.

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How to enter

  1. Create your story on Vocal.
  2. When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select ICYMI.
  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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Challenge Resources

  • Justin Maury
    Published 4 months ago
    Introducing Challenges

    Introducing Challenges

    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.
  • Justin Maury
    Published 4 months ago
    How Challenges Are Judged

    How Challenges Are Judged

    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.
  • Justin Maury
    Published 4 months ago
    Challenges: Frequently Asked Questions

    Challenges: Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I submit a new entry to a Challenge?