First place: $1,000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
Dates to know
January 20: Submissions open
January 26, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions closed
January 29: Winners announced
About this Challenge
It goes without saying that 2020 will forever live in our memory for many reasons, but the fashion trends we saw last year were–dare we say–unprecedented. When it comes to 2020 style trends, the saying, "out with the old, in with the new," could not be more appropriate – especially for the style fads and trends that emerged last year. In your opinion, what are the trends you hope to see go out of style faster than you can say 2021?
You've seen these trends flooding your Instagram feeds–the ones we may have regrettably bought because TikTok made us do it. Tell us which modern fashion or style trend – tie-dye, sweat suits, Birks and Crocs, bike shorts, 90s nostalgia, cottage and cabin core, tiger print, etc. – that you hope dies out quickly. You're the fashion critic this week, and you get to deem what stays and what goes. Please be sure to share photos of these fashion faux pas in your story by embedding images so we can relish together at the styles of yesteryear!
For your story to be eligible, it must include original photography and be between 600 and 5,000 words and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Stories published on Vocal and entered into the contest up until January 26, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.
The So 2020 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 39 countries will not be eligible to win.
How to enter
- Create your story on Vocal.
- When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select So 2020 .
- When your story has been approved, it will appear under Submissions on this page.
Submit an existing story:
The Mysterious Case of Dr. William Packman
An air of indescribable darkness prevailed in the Packmans’ home on the morning of February 5th, 1956. Martha Packman had never before heard her mother, Victoria, utter as earth-shattering a scream as she did then.
The Wrong Heist
It was a lot of money. Like, bundles of it. Mainly fifties and hundreds, all neatly bound with paper wrappers, and I was pretty stunned.
The Secrets of the Black Book
“Hey welcome! I’m glad you could make it! Come in, come in, have a seat! Whew, it’s freezing out there! I can’t believe how much snow has fallen, since we last spoke an hour ago, but I’m glad you made it through this snowstorm, safe and sound. Make yourself comfortable. I’ll take your coat, grab the black book out of the study, and then we can get started. You may have a seat by the fireplace, if you’d like, to warm yourself up! I just put some fresh logs on the fire, so that should last us a few hours. Alright, let me go hang up your coat, grab the book, and I’ll be right back.”