First place: $1,000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
November 20: Submissions open
November 26, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions closed
December 1: Winners announced
As we launch new Challenges each week, we're so thankful to each of you for sharing your stories and allowing us to be a part of your creative writing journey this year on Vocal. In the spirit of sharing gratitude, we'd love to hear what you're most thankful for.
Even though 2020 has been challenging, we believe there's still so much to be grateful for, and it's important we take a moment to reflect and show appreciation for all the good that's still happening around us. So, let's hear what you all are most thankful for in your life! Are you thankful for video chats and being able to still connect with family and friends? Your health, recent graduation, or new career move? Enter the Thankful Thoughts Challenge and tell us who or what has made a significant and positive impact on you this year and why. We're so thankful to all of you for helping make this year a little brighter through your storytelling!
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 November 26, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.
The Thankful Thoughts 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.