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About the Wattys
The Watty Awards is Wattpad’s longest-running annual event that seeks out, rewards, and uplifts the storytellers who choose to share their stories on Wattpad every year.
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Each year, we seek out, reward, and elevate the storytellers who grace Wattpad with their incredible worlds. This year, we’re on the lookout for both Completed and Ongoing* stories in English, Spanish, and Filipino. Submit your story for a chance to win a Watty Award, be recognized for your dedication, and propel yourself toward your writing dreams.

Winning entrants unlock exclusive opportunities with Wattpad and get the chance to share their stories with the entire community and beyond. Join forces with your fellow Wattpadders to achieve your writing ambitions, challenge yourself, and make this Wattys season one for the books (see what we did there?).
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For more information on this year’s eligibility requirements, awards, and how to enter, see the official Wattys Rules & Regulations.

Visit the Wattys Wattpad Profile for more information.

*Ongoing story submissions are EN only.

Wattys Milestones
The Wattys open for entries
The Wattys open for entries
July 15, 2024
at 11AM EST
The Wattys closes for judging
The Wattys closes for judging
August 6, 2024
at 11:59:59PM EST
The Wattys shortlist is announced
The Wattys shortlist is announced
October 14, 2024
Wattys winners announced
Wattys winners announced
December 2024
(official date to be announced)
Eligibility is dependent on whether your story is Complete (a category for all languages), or Ongoing (a category for English submissions only).

Your story does not have to be written this year to be eligible. 
Complete stories
  • First part of your story must have been posted on Wattpad on or after January 1, 2022.
  • 50,000 word minimum for English stories.
  • 40,000 word minimum for Spanish or Filipino stories.
  • Story must be marked ‘Complete’ when submitted.
  • Must be written in one of the eligible languages and categories.
Ongoing Stories
  • Story must have been posted on Wattpad on or before June 5, 2024.
  • Story must have been updated 8 out of the past 10 weeks at the time of submission. Story updates are recognized as being 500+ words each. Posting at least once a week means from Monday to Sunday before 11:59PM UTC.
  • Story must have received an update in at least 80% of the weeks between the date of submission and the date on which the Shortlisted Entries are announced.
  • 20,000 word minimum and must NOT be marked as ‘Complete’ when submitted.
  • Must be written in English and in one of the eligible categories.
How to Enter
Entry is simple! Visit the Story Details page of the story you wish to enter. If your story is eligible, you’ll be prompted to complete a submission form. Once complete, you’ll receive confirmation that your story has been submitted.
Curious about the nitty gritty of each of this year’s Wattys prizes? Read on.
The odds of winning prizes are dependent on the total number of entries.
Winners Details

From the shortlist, approximately 10 total winners (the “Winners”) will be chosen in Filipino and Spanish. In English, there will be approximately 20 total Winners; 10 for Complete Stories and 10 for Ongoing Stories.


There will be an approximate total of 40 Winners across all languages. Of the Winners, up to 2 in English (1 complete and 1 ongoing), up to 1 in Filipino, and up to one 1 in Spanish may be from an entry already participating in Wattpad’s Originals. Wattpad reserves the right to select fewer than 40 Winners, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries.

Prizing kit

Winners will receive the following:

  • 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
  • Priority consideration by Wattpad WEBTOON Studios for your story to be shown to entertainment and publishing partners. The team will communicate with you directly if there is interest.
Special prizes
From all Winners, 4 additional special prizes per language will be handed out:
Grand prize

There will be 1 Grand Prize Winner each in Filipino and Spanish, and 2 Grand Prize Winners in English; 1 in Complete, and 1 in Ongoing, chosen out of the pool of 40 Winners. The Grand Prize Winners represent the best stories submitted to The 2024 Wattys and will have achieved distinction in at least three of the four special prize categories.


The Grand Prize Winners will also receive a cash prize of $5,000 USD.

past Winners
Looking for some literary inspiration? Flip through the pages of past Wattys winners and read all the stories that took home a Watty Award in 2023.
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