ICYMI

ICYMI
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ICYMI

This challenge has ended

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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