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This year, a shortlist will be announced on November 1st. There is no set number of spots for the shortlist, and all shortlisted stories will receive:

- A Shortlist profile banner to show off your accomplishment to your followers

- Promotion on the Wattys profile on Wattpad, and featuring opportunities across Wattpad

- A Shortlist badge for your story

From the shortlist, sixty (60) winners (the "Winners") will receive the following orange carpet treatment:

- A Winners' social media kit to share your accomplishment with the world

- Promotion on the Wattys profile on Wattpad

- Featuring opportunities across Wattpad

- A Wattys badge for your winning story

- Consideration for Wattpad Stars, our writer development program.

- White-glove treatment from our Content and Creator Development team, including priority consideration by Wattpad Studios for your story to be shown to entertainment and publishing partners, priority consideration for Wattpad Paid Stories, and priority consideration for additional Wattpad Writers programs

- Three (3) winning stories will be offered a spot in the Paid Stories Program (or an equivalent program), where writers earn money directly on Wattpad.

The odds of winning the above prize is dependent on the total number of entries per category.

- Five winners will be chosen per category.

- Five additional stories will be chosen from Wattpad's Paid Stories program as winners.

From all sixty (60) Winners, four (4) additional awards will be handed out for the following prizes:

Best Characters (for a story with characters that resonated with our judges and made us root for them every step along the way)

Most Engaging World (for a story with rich world building that makes the reader feel like they can truly immerse themselves into the setting)

Biggest Twist (for a story that shocks us with a twist we didn't see coming)

Catchiest Hook (for a story that builds off an idea that is fresh, imaginative, and exciting)

The winners of these awards will receive extra acknowledgement of their prize on the Wattys website at

One (1) Winner will be considered for a publishing deal with Wattpad Books ("WPB Consideration").

Wattpad Books is looking for diverse voices who were once overlooked or marginalized and gives them a platform to unleash their unique stories to the world. By taking stories our community has obsessed over, Wattpad Books is poised to disrupt traditional publishing. One Watty Winner will be chosen for consideration to take their story from platform to paperback and directly onto bookshelves!

Only Winners with winning submissions in the Young Adult category written in English will be considered for WPB Consideration.

- Wattpad reserves the right to not award any Winners with WPB Consideration if Winner submissions do not meet a minimum criteria or Wattpad cannot come to commercial terms, at Wattpad's sole discretion, on a Wattpad Books publishing deal.

- The approximate value of the prize will depend on the perceived market value of the entry chosen for WPB consideration, but will be equivalent to other books published by Wattpad, and no less than $1000 USD.

Wattpad reserves the right to select fewer than 60 Winners and a WPB Consideration Winner, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Wattpad also reserves the right to offer less than 3 stories Paid Stories entry, should there not be a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries.

For the "Best Cover" Award, there will be five (5) winning Entries (which, for certainty, shall be in additional to the previously mentioned sixty (60) Winners) that will each receive the following prize (in addition to the orange carpet treatment outlined above):

- One (1) annual subscription to Canva Pro, to be provided by Prize Provider;

- One (1) "Best Cover" Wattys badge for their Entry/story ; and

- Promotion on the Wattys profile on the Sponsor Platform, and featuring opportunities across the Platform (to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). 

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