I know you’ve been waiting for it, haven’t you? It’s okay to admit, you’re among friends.
Welcome to Wattpad’s annual Watty Awards — the world’s largest online writing contest! Are you ready for another round of celebrating reader favorites, up-and-coming writers and loads of new categories? I know I am!
It’s free to enter the Wattys, all you have to do is add the #Wattys2016 tag to your story, and the best part is you can enter as many stories as you’d like!
Here’s a list of awards for 2016:
A picture is worth a thousand words and this award recognizes stories told using in-line media, such as a graphic novel, magazine, recipe book, look book or any other type of story with in-line media. Nominate your story by tagging it #VisualStory and #Wattys2016!
Is your story something completely different? Are you pushing the limits or breaking new ground? If so, tag your story #Trailblazers and #Wattys2016!
Are you brand new to Wattpad and ready to be discovered? To be eligible to win the Writer’s Debut Award, you must have written your first story in 2016. All you have to do is tag your story #Wattys2016!
Have you written a great story but think it lacks the reads and votes to be noticed? Think again! Wattpad readers love hidden gems, and if that describes you then make sure to tag your story #Wattys2016!
This award celebrates those stories readers simply could’t put down! Have you written something that’s gone viral? Just tag it #Wattys2016 and Wattpad will let you know!
Talk of the Town:
Have you written a story that’s gotten readers talking? Don’t forget to tag it #Wattys2016!
Wattpadders love to add favorite stories to their libraries so they can go back and read them again and again. This category rewards the most added stories of the year. Do you have one of those? Tag it #Wattys2016!
The Wattys are all about finding new talent and promoting undiscovered writers. All new writers are welcome to enter! Tag your story #Wattys2016!
The HQ Love award recognizes the stories that are most liked by Wattpad staff. Did your story grab their attention? Add the tag #Wattys2016 to find out!
This goes to the stories that have collected the most Wattpadder tweets, votes and hearts. If you’ve always wanted to have a say in which story claims a Watty, this is your chance to make that happen! Vote for your favorite story on Twitter on August 1. Sample tweet: I nominate “Story Title” #MyWattysChoice!
This year, Wattpad is introducing awards for the best stories written in different languages. Head on over to the international profile for your country to learn how to enter.
Rules and Regulations:
- The Wattys are open to stories of all categories and ratings, even mature.
- Your story must be fully available on Wattpad (excerpts are not allowed).
- Your submitted story must be your own intellectual property.
- You can enter from anywhere in the world.
- Your story must have been written in 2016, or updated with a minimum of three chapters in 2016.
- Deadline to enter is August 31st, 2016.
- Submissions Start: Mid-June 2016
- Deadline to enter: August 31st, 2016
- Winners Announced: Fall 2016
Winning stories will be promoted on the Wattys profile, and other official channels, which may be and are not limited to Wattpad’s official social media pages, newsletters, and other communications.
Have more questions? Wattpad has the answers, just click HERE to learn more!
Haven’t written a story yet? It’s not too late! All you have to have is three chapters posted this year. So what are you waiting for? Get writing!
The only question I have left is: What are YOU going to submit? Head on over to Wattpad NOW to enter!
*Wattpad users must be thirteen years of age to open an account.