Grand prize: $1,000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
August 28: Submissions Open
Sept 3, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions Closed
Sept 8: Winners Announced
Take a walk down memory lane and revisit those old childhood bedroom posters because we want to know about your first crush! Ok, so you didn't actually date them, but you remember them as THE first celebrity you obsessed over. We want to know the deets! Who was your first-ever celebrity crush?
Think back to your old bedroom or the CDs you played on repeat just to hear the voice of that one artist you couldn't get enough of. Your current self might look back in disbelief, but we all had that one slightly cringy crush we used to fearlessly defend. What are they up to now? Does this crush still stand today?
Enter the OG Celebrity Crush Challenge by telling us a bit more about this person and please include a photo for us to see what the fuss was all about—we won't judge!
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 September 3, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.
The OG Celebrity Crush 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.
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.
There’s no one right way to tell a story. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and we want to see what yours looks like. Challenges are meant to inspire this creativity, and we want to see you tell a story that’s unique and authentic to you—but there are just a few things we look for across the board to be sure we’re judging every entry consistently and fairly.