In the Stars

In the Stars
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In the Stars

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First place: $1,000

Second place: $500

Third place: $250

Dates to know

Feb. 24: Submissions open

March 2, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close

March 5: Winners announced

About this Challenge

In a world filled with over 7 billion people, we are all wonderfully unique. We do share basic commonalities like favorite hobbies, musical taste, and...zodiac signs. There are 12 zodiac signs, and each has its specific traits, desires, and attitude towards life and people. Astrology is seen by many as a middle ground where we can relate based on our birth months. That leads us to the question: does your personality and sense of self match your star sign?

Enter the In The Stars Challenge and tell us about your star sign! Each of the zodiac signs possesses a distinct set of personality traits that set it apart from the rest. Whether you're a strong but stubborn Taurus, nurturing but moody Cancer, or dominant yet prideful Leo, the stars have something to say about your personality — and we want to know all about it!

Do the traits you possess match those of your zodiac? Or, do you identify more with other placements on your birth chart? Whether you consider astrology a pseudoscience or a legitimate discipline, many of us can't help but wonder about and marvel over the mysteries of the cosmos. 💫


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 March 2, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The In the Stars Challenge is exclusive to Vocal+ members. To learn more and upgrade to Vocal+ visit

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.


How to enter

  1. Create your story on Vocal.
  2. When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select In the Stars.
  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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