Pet Cam

Pet Cam
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Pet Cam

This challenge has ended


First place: $1,000

Second place: $500

Third place: $250

Dates to know

October 30: Submissions open

November 5, 11:59 PM ET: Submissions closed

November 10: Winners announced

About this Challenge

Ever wonder what your pets are up to while you're not home? This week's Challenge focuses on our furry friends and imagining what they do when we're not around. Create a story about what you think you might see if you had a hidden camera installed to spy on your pets left all alone.

This could be completely fictitious, or a totally true story! Are they all-day nappers, or do they prance around the house searching for things to get into until you return, or do they sneak out and go on a grand adventure with the neighborhood strays? Enter the Pet Cam Challenge and share what kind of shenanigans your pets could possibly get into when left to themselves! 🐈 🐕


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 November 5, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The Pet Cam Challenge is exclusive to Vocal+ members. To learn more and upgrade to Vocal+ visit

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 39 countries will not be eligible to win.


How to enter

  1. Create your story on Vocal.
  2. When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select Pet Cam.
  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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