You've got a story. Let the world read it.
Everyone has a story to tell. Let the 2021 Watty Awards be the chance to tell yours. Wattpad is on the hunt for completed novels across more than a dozen categories in 10 different languages. Undiscovered stories. Fresh, new voices. Fan favorites. Winning stories recieve front-of-the-line access to opportunities with Wattpad, and a chance to be read and enjoyed by the entire community and beyond. So whether your dreams are to be discovered, or just to finally finish. That. Story. This is your year. Get writing.
But you won't be writing alone. You'll be part of a community of thousands of Wattpadders around the world who also use Wattys season as their chance to meet their personal writing goals. Are you ready to write?
To participate in The Wattys 2021, writers must submit their entries through Wattpad.com starting 12:00 PM (ET) on July 7, 2021 through 11:59 PM (ET) on September 30, 2021.
For more information on this year's eligibility requirements, awards, and how to enter, see the official Wattys Rules & Regulations.
For full contest rules, please click here.
Stories will be considered for the following genre-specific award categories:
We know you're entering for the love of writing... But a juicy prize certainly does help motivate. Here's the orange carpet treatment Wattys 2021 winners will receive:
A social media kit to properly introduce your big story to the world;
Promotion on the Wattys profile on Wattpad, plus featuring opportunities across the site and app;
A Wattys Winner badge for your winning story because you deserve a humble brag;
Priority consideration by Wattpad Studios, for Wattpad Paid Stories, and for additional Wattpad Writers programs;
Guaranteed Paid Stories Program (or an equivalent program) selection for 3 winning stories;
Consideration for Wattpad Stars, our writer development program;
Consideration for a Wattpad Books publishing deal for winning stories in the Young Adult category, written in English, and;
Bragging rights because you deserve them for all your hard work.
Four extra awards will be handed out to the winning stories with the Best Characters, Most Engaging World, Biggest Twist, and Catchiest Hook!
This award recognizes the creativity and hard work that goes into creating a showstopping story cover, and celebrates the fact that you don't need to be a pro designer to make something magical.
This year, we are honored to have an esteemed panel of judges from Canva be part of the Wattys. This panel will judge and select five winners, who will recieve the title of Best Cover for the 2021 Wattys, as well as a one year premium subscription to Canva Pro! To read more about our judging panel, click here.
Design isn't just for designers. It's for anyone with ideas to share. Canva is the visual communication platform that makes designing anything easy, for every individual and team. With thousands of professionally made templates, including Wattpad book cover templates, to get you started. You can create, customize, and share your designs in a few clicks. It's never been easier to achieve your goals. Get started on canva.com.
Wattys open for entries
July 7th, 2021 at 12PM EST
Wattys close for judging
September 30th, 2021 at 11:59:59PM EST
Shortlisted stories announced
November 1st, 2021
Wattys winners announced
December 3rd, 2021