Grand prize: $1,000
Third place: $250
July 31: Submissions open
August 6, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close
August 11: Winners announced
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!
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.