LEGAL STUFF

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You must be at least 13 years old to participate in the Wattys. If you are under 18 and your story wins a prize, written consent from your parent or guardian will be required for you to claim your prize.

By entering a story into the Wattys by completing the submission form, you agree that you are submitting an original work written by you and that you own all rights to the story(s). We will immediately disqualify those who submit works that infringes on copyright or any rights of other people. Wattpad does not tolerate plagiarism or copyright infringement.

By submitting a story to the Wattys, you acknowledge that if your story makes the shortlist, you will keep your story on Wattpad for at least 1 year following the end of the Wattys.

Wattpad wants to make it clear that any story you submit to the Wattys remains 100% yours. We get only the rights outlined below:

Wattpad's Rights in All Submitted Stories

In submitting your story to the Wattys, you permit Wattpad to (permanently and free of charge):

- Post no more than 30% of one chapter of the story on the landing page of the Wattys website

- Feature your story on Wattpad's platform (website and mobile) and across all Wattpad's social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) for any purpose connected to the Wattys

- In accepting a prize, you agree that Wattpad may, permanently and free of charge:

          - Take excerpts of the story to create and distribute promotional materials, both for the story and the Wattys; you'll be asked to sign a separate consent and release.

          - Post no more than one chapter of the story anywhere on the Wattys website.

          - Feature your story on Wattpad's platform (website and mobile) and across all Wattpad's social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) for any purpose connected to the Wattys.

          - Use your name and likeness for promotional purposes related to the Wattys; you'll be asked to sign a separate consent and release.

          - Permit partners to do what Wattpad is allowed to do under this section.

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