First place: $1,000 + framed Amber Vittoria print
Second place: $500 + framed Amber Vittoria print
Third place: $250 + framed Amber Vittoria print
June 29, 2020: Submissions open
July 31, 2020, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions Close
August 7, 2020: Winners announced
In the midst of what’s been a hectic year, we want to celebrate the little things that make us smile. We’ve teamed up with artist Amber Vittoria for this Challenge. Her work is a constant reminder of happiness and celebrating life, so we’re sharing one of her prints, My New Friend, for you to get inspired. This piece in particular was inspired by the idea of finding joy in the smaller things in life—and now we’re asking you to use that inspiration to fuel your own creativity.
For this Challenge, we want you to submit a poem inspired by finding joy in something small, using Amber’s art as a source of inspiration to help get you started. Enter the Challenge for a chance to win prizes up to $1,000, and a framed print of Amber’s work to keep as a reminder that happiness can be found in tiny places.
For your poem to be eligible, it must be between 100 and 5,000 words and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Poems published on Vocal and entered into the contest up until July 31, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.
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.