Zen Playlist

Zen Playlist
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Zen Playlist

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First place: $1,000

Second place: $500

Third place: $250

Dates to know

March 31: Submissions open

April 6, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close

April 13: Winners announced

About this Challenge

Meditation and music are two calming and transformative activities that can be good for your health in multiple ways! Whether you feel tired in the morning or out of balance by the end of the day, a soothing meditation playlist can help center you and bring you back to a place of zen.

Enter the Zen Playlist Challenge by sharing the peaceful music you listen to when you meditate, stretch, or need a brief escape from reality. Whether you prefer classical, the soothing sounds of nature, electronic music, or any other genre in between, we want to hear what relaxation sounds bring you peace. What songs do you put on to calm your anxiety, power through a vinyasa flow, or go on a walk? Embed your playlist in your story and tell us more about your therapeutic soundtrack— how do these songs make you feel? Which tunes help you to get in the zone and tune out excess noise? Whatever it is, we want to hear it!

Sit back, relax, and vibe away. 🧘‍♀️


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 April 6, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here. To learn how to embed media in your story, check out this resource here.

The Zen Playlist 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

  1. Create your story on Vocal.
  2. When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select Zen Playlist.
  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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