Musical Decades

Musical Decades
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Musical Decades

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Prizes

Grand prize: $1,000

Second place:$500

Third place: $250

Dates to know

July 31: Submissions open

August 6, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close

August 11: Winners announced

About this Challenge

We all have a favorite when it comes to just about everything—favorite food, favorite movie, favorite place, favorite weekend activity. This is also the case with musical preferences. Narrowing it down to your favorite song can be tricky so instead, we want you to share what you would do in the following hypothetical scenario.

If you could only listen to music from one particular decade, which one would it be? Are you more of an 80s fan? Or were you all about the early 2000s? Make a case for why this era tops all others. Share a few examples of some of the songs that make this decade particularly iconic and why you think the bangers are worth playing on repeat. Feel free to tell us if this decade means something special to you, if there is an emotional reason behind your pick, or if you just really love how the music makes you feel whenever it comes on. Enter the Musical Decades Challenge and hit play!

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 August 6, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The Musical Decades 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.

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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 Musical Decades.
  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 7 months ago
    Introducing Challenges

    Introducing Challenges

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  • Justin Maury
    Published 7 months ago
    How Challenges Are Judged

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    Published 7 months ago
    Challenges: Frequently Asked Questions

    Challenges: Frequently Asked Questions

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