Submission Guidelines Overview:

  1. The nominee and the nominator both must be age 13 or over and residents of an eligible country at time of entry.
  2. To nominate a winner, you must follow Vocal on Instagram, then comment on THIS Instagram post tagging the creator you're nominating and a sentence or two about what you'd like to see them create.
  3. You can submit as many nominees as you'd like, as long as you do so in separate IG comments.
  4. Winners will be chosen at random from the eligible pool of entrants.

To enter the giveaway:

Step 1: Between July 9 and July 29, 2019, log on to your Instagram account (or create a free account at www.instagram.com if you do not already have one).

Step 2: Follow @vocal_creators.

Step 3: Tag a friend whose stories inspired you, moved you, and sparked your creativity.

Step 4: Comment on THIS post including what you'd like to see your friend create on Vocal to enter yourself and your friend for a chance to each win a Vocal+ membership. Both you and your friend must be residents of any country where Stripe is supported (you can find a complete list of supported countries here: https://stripe.com/global), 13 years of age or older at the time of entry, and must not currently be a Vocal+ subscriber.  If you tag multiple friends in one comment, only the first friend you tag will be considered in the prize drawing.

Entries generated by script, macro, mechanical or other automated means are void.

Each participant must comply with all Instagram platform terms.

By submitting or posting an entry, you represent and warrant that your entry material:

  • is your own original work of authorship or that you have all rights necessary to submit the entry material and to grant the rights to Sponsor to use your entry material as set forth in these Official Rules;
  • does not contain content that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to, privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent, or intellectual property rights;
  • does not contain advertisements or promotions of any brand or product other than Sponsor and its products;
  • does not disparage Sponsor, its products, or any third parties;
  • does not contain material that is inappropriate for viewing by a general audience, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, profane, hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or that promotes violence, illegal conduct or animal cruelty, all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; and
  • does not contain material that is unlawful in any jurisdiction where the submission is created. If the submission violates any of these terms, the Sponsor reserves the right to remove comments from the Instagram post at their sole discretion.


Participant must be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address registered to the Instagram account used to enter the Contest.  The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the e-mail address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Compliance with the entry requirements will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Submissions that violate, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, these entry requirements will be disqualified from the Contest.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Stripe. You understand that you are providing your information to Vocal and not to Instagram. You agree to release Instagram and Stripe from all claims arising out of, or in connection with, this Contest.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Contest should be directed to Vocal and not to Instagram.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE CONTEST. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Contest Period: The contest begins upon publication of relevant Instagram post on July 9, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m EST on July 29, 2019. All winners will be notified on or before July 31, 2019.

Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number and content of eligible entries received.

Winner Selection: Winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries. Vocal will notify winners and nominators via Instagram Direct Message. If a Winning Friend does not respond to Sponsor’s first attempted notification to claim his or her prize within 24 hours, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify that Winning Friend and select a substitute Winning Friend from a random drawing of all remaining eligible entries. In the case that a nominee is unresponsive, the nominator will still receive the prize given that they respond to Sponsor's attempt to contact them.

No transfer or substitution of prizes permitted. Where permitted by law, by accepting a prize, each winner agrees to the printing, publication, broadcasting, distributing, and release of his/her name, pen name, likeness, photograph and city and state of residence for potential promotional purposes in any media worldwide, without further payment or consideration or, notice, review, or consent.

The Prize: One-year Vocal+ subscriptions with an actual retail value of $120 one for yourself and one for the person you nominate. Five winners will be selected, and each winner along with their nominees will win Vocal+ subscriptions.

Eligibility: Void where prohibited by law or regulation. Contest is not open to employees and their families (spouses, parents, children/siblings and their respective spouses, and those living in the same household) of Vocal or Jerrick Media Holdings Inc (“Jerrick”), or their affiliates, advertising or production agencies. Entrants consent to the use of their registration information in accordance with the Vocal Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Any entries that are currently or have previously been published or protected by a copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right other than the entrant’s may be entered, with the permission of the publisher or copyright holder, only. Entries must be original and conceived and created entirely by the entrant. Vocal may prohibit any entrant from participating in this Contest or any future promotion if, in the sole opinion of Vocal such entrant (i) has tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website, (ii) repeatedly shows a disregard for the rules, or (iii) acts (a) in an unsportsmanlike manner, (b) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass the Vocal or any other entrant, or (c) in any other disruptive manner. Entrants must be in good standing as of the end of each segment of the Contest period to be eligible to win. The Contest may be terminated at any time after its commencement without prior notice; however if such termination should occur, all prizes will be awarded to winners according to the rankings of the Sponsor. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply. 

Agreement to Rules: By participating in the contest, the entrant agrees to be fully unconditionally bound by these Official Rules, and represents and warrants that entrant meets the eligibility requirements. In addition, entrant agrees to accept the decisions of Vocal and acknowledges that the decision of Vocal is final and binding. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of these Official Rules. In the event that any provision of these Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. 

Limitation of Liability: By entering, entrant agrees to release Vocal and Jerrick Media Holdings Inc, and their respective  subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the contest; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the contest or the processing and selection of entries. Vocal reserves the right to terminate or modify the contest if fraud or technical failures compromise the integrity of the contest as determined by Vocal in its sole discretion. In such case, Vocal may select the winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Vocal.  Vocal reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website or violates the contest rules. EACH PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES EXCEPT FOR ANY “IN THE BOX” WARRANTY THAT MAY BE PROVIDED WITH SUCH PRIZE.

Release of Social Media companies: This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat.  You understand that your participation in the contest is with Vocal, and not Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat, and that you are providing information to Vocal.  Any disclosure you make in connection with the contest is to Vocal and their respective affiliates, and not to any other party, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat.  Facebook Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are released from any obligation or liability in connection with the contest.

 Disputes: This contest is governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey, without regard to conflict of laws doctrines. 

ARBITRATION NOTICE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER: TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND VOCAL OR JERRICK WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION AND FURTHER WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. In any such dispute, under no circumstances shall entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this contest). Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Winners List: For a list of winners or a copy of these rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Vocal Plus Winners List, c/o Jerrick Media, 2050 Center Ave Suite 640, Fort Lee, NJ 07605, except for residents of states which prohibit a requirement that the envelope be stamped, in which case no stamp is required. Requests must be received no later than 8/31/2019. 

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