First place: $1,000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
May 15, 2020: Submissions open
May 21, 2020, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close
May 26: Winners announced
Lately, we've been CC'd in a handful of emails asking us to share our go-to recipes with friends and friends of friends, so we think it's safe to say that chain emails are back (!!) This has been a great way to discover new recipes and get creative with whatever we have in our pantries. Whether you've been baking, cooking, or both, we could sure use your help—let's start a chain of Vocal stories with your favorite recipes that have been keeping you busy in the kitchen during this time.
Enter our Recipe Swap Challenge and tell us what we'll be making! What ingredients will be required? What are the steps to prepare it? How do you suggest we best enjoy this? Walk us through the recipe and tell us why others should add it to their quarantine cookbook. Don't worry, we're not chefs either—no recipe is too small or too simple. Let's get cooking!
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 May 21, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.
The Recipe Swap 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.