First place: $2,500 + your story featured in the HNP App.
Second place: $1,000 + your story featured in the HNP App.
Third place: $500 + your story featured in the HNP App.
All winners will also receive a Happy Not Perfect gift box!
July 31: Submissions open
August 27, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close
August 31: Winners announced
When you’re out and about by yourself, how often do you pay attention to what's going on in your mind? Whether you’re taking a walk in your neighborhood or exploring a new hiking trail, it’s easy for us to keep moving our bodies without really being mindful of where our head is at.
It’s never been more important than now, when times are quite stressful, to stop and bring your mind and body into a harmonious sync. Meditation doesn’t have to occur with your eyes closed while sitting down. In fact, there's so much that can be gained from paying attention to our everyday surroundings and finding moments of meditation within them. So we’ve partnered with Happy Not Perfect to help you reach that level of awareness while you’re on the go.
For this Challenge, we’re asking you to write down your ultimate walking meditation guide. If you were on a walk, what would help you be present and find a state of meditation? Here is an example for you to reference, but really there is no right or wrong! Share a written script of a meditation guide for a chance to be featured on the Happy Not Perfect website, and have your story read and recorded by professional HNP meditation guides to be shared in their app.
Poppy Jaime - Founder, Happy Not Perfect
Celi Arias - COO, Happy Not Perfect
Alexandra Johnson - Production Assistant, Happy Not Perfect
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 August 27, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.
All guided meditations entered must be original.
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.