Vocal – Dream Date – Win a grand prize of $5,000 PLUS a $100 gift card OR 1 of 2 minor prizes


Grand prize: $5,000 + $100 Gift Card

Second place: $2,500 + $100 Gift Card

Third place: $500 + $100 Gift Card

Gift Cards can be used to purchase Bright Cellars wines, but not required.

Dates to know

March 17: Submissions open

April 20, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions close

May 4: Winners announced

About this Challenge

Planning the perfect date night can be challenging! Between dating apps and lockdown, our options are pretty limited—so you’ll have to use your imagination. For this Challenge, we’d like you to create a fiction story about a first date. Whether it involves a romantic candlelit dinner, a stage five clinger who won’t stop calling, or a mysterious blind date planned by your friends, the details are entirely up to you—the only requirement is that at some point in your first date narrative you mention a glass of Merlot. Luckily for you, we’ve partnered with Bright Cellars for this Challenge so you can browse their incredible wine selection for some inspiration, find the Merlot that really fits your taste, and get started!

Submission Guidelines:

You must have an account on Vocal.media (“Vocal”) to enter the Contest.
Your entry must be in English.
Your entry must be a minimum of 600 words. Anything under that minimum will be disqualified.
You must be 13 years of age or over at time of entry.
You must be a resident of a Stripe-supported country to be eligible to win. Supported countries can be found here.
You can submit as many times as you want, as long as your submissions meet the contest guidelines as well as the Vocal guidelines, found here: https://vocal.media/resources/community-guidelines
Your entry must be created by you.

Contest Period: The Contest begins 12:00 a.m. ET on March 17, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m ET on April 20, 2021. A winner will be announced on or before May 4, 2021.

How to Enter:

1. Create your story on Vocal.
2. When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select Dream Date.
3. When your story has been approved, it will appear under Submissions on this page.

For full Rules and Regulations, please see the link below.