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Write a story about your favorite summer food. Win $5,000.

Created with Camp

Prizes

First Place:
$5,000
Second Place:
$1,000
15 Runners-up:
$50

*All entrants will receive 3 free boxes of Camp Mac n' Cheese. Winners & runners-up will receive a free 12-month subscription to a Camp product of their choosing ($200 value).

Status

Closed

Timeline

Submissions opened

Jun 08, 2022

Submissions closed

Jun 23, 2022 3:59 AM CUT

Results

Jul 06, 2022

Prizes

First Place:
$5,000
Second Place:
$1,000
15 Runners-up:
$50

*All entrants will receive 3 free boxes of Camp Mac n' Cheese. Winners & runners-up will receive a free 12-month subscription to a Camp product of their choosing ($200 value).

Status

Closed

Timeline

Submissions opened

Jun 08, 2022

Submissions closed

Jun 23, 2022 3:59 AM CUT

Results

Jul 06, 2022

About this challenge

It’s time to dig out the swimsuits, sunscreen, and spatulas. Summer is here. ☀️

Summer tastes differently for everyone. Whether your Midsummer Night’s Feast consists of grilled hot dogs, fried chicken, bowls of fruit, toasted s’mores, or all of the above, we want to vicariously indulge in the best foods of summertime.

The Prompt:

Write a story about the most iconic summer food.

This could be:

  • A mouthwatering recipe for scalloped potatoes.
  • A memory of eating gazpacho with your grandparents in July of '98.
  • An essay on why watermelon is the definitive food of summer, cantaloupe be d*mned.

The possibilities are endless. In at least 600 words, tell us what summer tastes like to you.

The Prizes:

For this Challenge, all entrants win free food, courtesy of Camp—the plant-based food brand owned and operated by Creatd (the parent company of Vocal). With entirely plant-based products, Camp is on a mission to make mealtime easy, healthy, and delicious.

  • Grand Prize: $5,000 + 1 Year Subscription to Camp ($5,200 value)
  • Second Place: $1,000 + 1 Year Subscription to Camp ($1,200 value)
  • 15 Runners-up: $50 + 1 Year Subscription to Camp ($250 value)
  • All entrants: Three (3) free boxes of Camp Mac n' Cheese ($20 value)

[Disclaimer: Camp can only ship within the United States. Must be based in the U.S. to redeem Camp prizes.]

In return for entering the Summer Camp Challenge, Camp will reward all US-based creators with three free boxes of their reimagined summer staple: Mac n' Cheese. To redeem, simply check your email within 10 days of entering the Challenge for a unique coupon code redeemable at eatcamp.com. You can use your unique code to either redeem one month free off a 12-month subscription, or simply make a one-time purchase. Tonight, dinner is on us—all you have to do is pay $4.99 for shipping.

Grab a seat at the table and share your story with the Vocal community. What's on the menu this summer? We can't wait to find out.

How to enter

For your story to be eligible, it should 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 22, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The Summer Camp 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 runners-up 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 countries will not be eligible to win.

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