Quarantine Playlist

Quarantine Playlist
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Quarantine Playlist

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Grand prize: $500

Second place: $250

Third place: $100

Dates to know

April 24: Submissions open

April 30, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close

May 6: Winners announced

Welcome to the very first Weekly Challenge! In an effort to connect with others in a time when doing so isn't always an option, we're letting music do what it does best: bring people together. We want to hear what you've been listening to during this time—whether it's a series of songs that remind you of home, songs you've found that help you stay focused while you WFH, or an album that makes you want to dance, there's always something you can play to make you feel a certain way. Enter the Quarantine Playlist Challenge by sharing your ideal isolation playlist. Embed it in a Vocal story and tell us more about your current soundtrack— have you rediscovered songs you'd forgotten about? Or are there any new songs that have quickly become your favorites? Whatever it is, we want to hear it! You've got one week to enter... GO!


We're looking for creators to share what they've been listening to during quarantine and how these songs have helped them cope. Here are some things to note:

  • Create your ideal playlist, or share an existing playlist you love, on your streaming platform of choice (Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, etc.)
  • Embed this playlist into a Vocal story—take a look at this guide for more on how to embed.
  • Write a story that tells us why this is your perfect quarantine playlist.
  • Highlight how certain songs make you feel, who you're listening with (if anyone), who you'd like to be listening with, which songs you work out to, which songs you bake bread to... the playlist can be as long as you'd like, so the possibilities are endless.
  • Share your published story on social and tag us so we don't miss it!
  • 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 April 30, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official rules for the Challenge can be found here.

    For the Quarantine Playlist Challenge, entries must include a playlist embedded within your story. Entries that do not include a playlist as an embed will not be eligible to win. Here's what it should look like (featuring our most recent To the Beat playlist):

    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.


    How to enter

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