Pets Welcome

Pets Welcome
This challenge has ended

Pets Welcome

This challenge has ended

Prizes

First place: $1,000

Second place: $500

Third place: $250

Dates to know

June 5, 2020: Submissions open

June 11, 2020, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close

June 16: Winners announced

About

As always, this week's Challenge comes as a way to spark creativity and inspire our creators to share their stories. While we encourage you to join the conversations happening in response to racism and violence in our Voices for Change Challenge, we also want to give you an opportunity to celebrate some things that universally bring joy. When it comes to unconditional love, we can’t help but think of our furry friends who are always there for us.

We know lots of you are huge animal lovers too, so we want to hear more about you and your pets. Tell us your story—how did you meet? What’s unique about them, or what things do they do that are super funny, or surprisingly intelligent? What made you decide that they were the one? How have they changed your life for the better? Help us get to know your pets, what makes them so special, and share all those photos we know you have of them in your camera roll.

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

The Pets Welcome 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 Pets Welcome.
  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 9 months ago
    Introducing Challenges

    Introducing Challenges

    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.
  • Justin Maury
    Published 9 months ago
    How Challenges Are Judged

    How Challenges Are Judged

    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.
  • Justin Maury
    Published 9 months ago
    Challenges: Frequently Asked Questions

    Challenges: Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I submit a new entry to a Challenge?