Wattpad Launches Literary Prize

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Today, Wattpad – a social platform that connects people through words – announced The Wattpad Prize, as a contest to celebrate the achievements of the readers and writers in the Wattpad community.

The contest jury will be made up of Wattpad’s most dedicated readers; carefully selected based on their level of dedication, expertise, and positive influence in the community. Once chosen, the jury will review Wattpad Prize submissions for originality, creativity, structure, and grammar based on ten differing themes.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

The Wattpad Prize is open to all Wattpadders over the age of 13. Any English-language story of original fiction and non-fiction can be entered. Works must also be rated PG-13 or below and marked as ‘Completed’ by April 30, 2014.

Original Fiction: Original Fiction includes stories, characters, and settings that are entirely of the writer’s own creation. These stories can focus on the everyday experiences and conflicts of a protagonist, with detailed characterisation and background.

Non-Fiction: Non-Fiction includes stories that are factually accurate and focus on real events, people, and experiences. These stories can include, but are not limited to, essays, journals, biographies, travelogues, self-help and advice.

How to Enter
To enter, tag your completed work of original fiction or non-fiction with wattpadprize14 by April 30, 2014. Each participant may enter a maximum of three works. For more information, please read the official contest rules.

Prizes
The winning writers will receive a Wattpad Prize Writer Award, which will include a mailed hardcover copy of their winning story, official congratulatory letter, and be featured on the Wattpad website and mobile apps over the month of June.

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