Grand prize: $1,000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
July 17: Submissions open
July 23, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close
July 28: Winners announced
For this week's Challenge, we're asking you to share what keeps you moving. What are some of the things that you do to stay active? Not all of us are professional athletes, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting to be healthy and strong. In other words, we want to focus on what makes you feel good, energized, and helps you release all those endorphins to get on with your day.
For some, that might be a yoga class to finish your day; for others, it might look more like having a dance break in the kitchen while cooking dinner with your kids, or an early morning run. Whatever it is, tell us what keeps you active, and how you find creative work-arounds for any obstacles—an old football injury, or a schedule so packed you have no time to dedicate to fitness—that might stand in your way. Now let's take a deep breath, inhale... exhale... and share your story!
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 July 23, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.
The Inhale, Exhale 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 35 countries will not be eligible to win.
When we launched Challenges one year ago today, we could never have anticipated the milestones we’d reach. What started off as a new way to encourage creativity and reward creators to think outside the box and participate in competitions across topics and interests, quickly evolved into so much more—thanks to you.
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.