Recipe Swap

Recipe Swap
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Recipe Swap

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First place: $1,000

Second place: $500

Third place: $250

Dates to know

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!


  • Any good recipe comes along with some visual inspiration, so don't shy away from including photos of the process.
  • We're all limited, one way or another, on our supply of ingredients—if you have suggestions on substitutions, please include them!
  • It's 5 o'clock somewhere! If you have a drink pairing in mind to go along with your recipe, it can't hurt to include your recommendation.


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

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 Recipe Swap.
  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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