Amber Vittoria

The Little Things

The Little Things
Amber Vittoria

The Little Things

Prizes

First place: $1,000 + framed Amber Vittoria print

Second place: $500 + framed Amber Vittoria print

Third place: $250 + framed Amber Vittoria print

Dates to know

June 29, 2020: Submissions open

July 31, 2020, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions Close

August 7, 2020: Winners announced

About this Challenge

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.

Requirements

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.

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How to enter

  1. Create your story on Vocal.
  2. When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select The Little Things.
  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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Challenge Resources

  • Justin Maury
    Published 7 months ago
    Introducing Challenges

    Introducing Challenges

    Today we’re excited to introduce Challenges, a new way for creators to get inspired and join the rest of the Vocal community in some friendly competition. Starting this week, creators will be able to participate in various Challenges across a range of topics and interests for the chance to win cash prizes, experiences, and much more.
  • Justin Maury
    Published 7 months ago
    How Challenges Are Judged

    How Challenges Are Judged

    There’s no one right way to tell a story. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and we want to see what yours looks like. Challenges are meant to inspire this creativity, and we want to see you tell a story that’s unique and authentic to you—but there are just a few things we look for across the board to be sure we’re judging every entry consistently and fairly.
  • Justin Maury
    Published 7 months ago
    Challenges: Frequently Asked Questions

    Challenges: Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I submit a new entry to a Challenge?