Nominating a Writer for the 2023 Vocal Writing Awards: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to nominate writers for the 2023 Vocal Writing Awards and earn $5 when they enter

By Justin @ VocalPublished 11 months ago 2 min read

The 2023 Vocal Writing Awards is not just a competition—it's a celebration of creativity, a platform for voices, and an opportunity to introduce more writers to our vibrant community.

By spreading the word about the 2023 Vocal Writing Awards and nominating writers to participate, you can play a significant role in expanding our community and growing the prize pool. As a token of our appreciation, we'll email you a $5 gift card for every writer you nominate who enters the contest.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to nominate writers to enter:

Get Your Unique Link

To access your unique nomination link, check your email for an invitation or visit the 2023 Vocal Writing Awards page. From there, simply click the "Nominate & get $5" button in the navigation or click the sticky purple bar on the bottom of the site.

Sign up or log in on the window that opens on the left to access your unique referral link. This link is the key to nominating writers—it's what you'll share with potential nominees.

Identify Potential Nominees

Consider the writers you know who might be a perfect match for the diverse categories of the Vocal Writing Awards. They could be friends who write captivating flash fiction, family members who love haikus, or favorite authors from platforms like Vocal, Medium, Wattpad, Substack, who create in genres like science fiction, fantasy, horror, young adult, or romance.

By spreading the word outside of Vocal, you're helping us reach our goal of introducing more writers to Vocal, expanding our community, and enriching the diversity of stories shared across our platform.

Sharing Your Link

Share your unique referral link with the writers you've identified. You can do this via Facebook, Twitter, email, text message, or any other method you prefer.

When you share your unique link, your friends will see a personalized link preview and landing page with your name that reads: {FIRST NAME} nominates you to enter the Vocal Writing Awards." Here's an example of how it will look:

Your unique link with personalized preview:

Nomination page after someone clicks your unique link:

Earn Rewards

For every writer you nominate who participates in the contest by submitting an entry, we'll express our gratitude with a $5 gift card. It's our small way of saying a big thank you for helping us amplify the reach of the Vocal Writing Awards.

We've teamed up with Tremendous to ensure a seamless reward process. You'll receive an email with instructions on how to claim your digital gift or prepaid card, which can be redeemed at over 1,000 merchants. And if you're feeling particularly generous, you even have the option to donate your reward to a charity of your choice. It's all about spreading the love and appreciation in our community.

Plus, the top 50 referrers on the leaderboard will receive one year of Vocal+ for free.

Remember, you don't need to participate in the Vocal Writing Awards to nominate a writer and earn your reward. So start sharing, start nominating, and let's make the 2023 Vocal Writing Awards the biggest and best yet.

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Justin @ Vocal

Founder/CEO of Vocal. COO/President of Creatd ($CRTD), the parent company of the Vocal platform.

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  • Zeynab Karasharli8 months ago

    Hi everybody. My first publication :)

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  • Aww I really enjoyed reading this, tho I haven't heard or experienced this before, but I rather say, I'm one of the happiest people on earth reading this right away, keep on the good work 💖

  • GrimTaleTeller9 months ago

    Thanks for this information. I wrote a short horror story. Would love to hear your feedback.

  • Buvanesh Kumar10 months ago
  • Sarah D11 months ago

    Ohh did not know these things, thanks for making it clear! Anyways I recommend a short story I don't know if it could perhaps be nominated?

  • Thavien Yliaster11 months ago

    Okay, so this is, uhhh... interesting. Besides for the initial cash reward Vocal is providing itself, the entire contest is community funded and driven?

  • Gerald Holmes11 months ago

    I just had to dive deep into the rules for this to find out that it is just for United States members. I think maybe that should be in the body of this story.

  • Lamar Wiggins11 months ago

    Thanks for creating this. It sounds exciting. I'm sure there will be tons of questions, some of which were probably answered in the two recent posts. Question: If more than one person nominates the same author for the same piece. Do they all receive the GC? or is there a limit?

  • Judey Kalchik 11 months ago

    What an interesting and delightful development! I've got my link!

  • Real Poetic11 months ago

    I’ll send to everyone I know. Thanks 💛

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