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The 7th annual Wattys are now open!
Submit your story for entry by tagging it #Wattys2016.
Deadline: August 31st, 2016


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Categories

The Wattys are designed to recognize writing talents of all kinds - so whether you're a celebrated author or first-time storyteller, we want to hear from you! Wattys are awarded in more than ten different categories, to highlight as many incredible entries as possible

People's Choice


This award goes to the stories that earn the most Wattpadder tweets, votes and hearts. If you've always wanted to have a say in which story claims a Watty, now is your chance to make it happen. Join us on August 1st, 2016 and vote for your favourite story on Twitter.

Trailblazers


Some stories push the limits and break new ground - whether it's a fresh twist on an established genre or a complete departure from the ordinary. Is your story something completely different? Tag it #Trailblazers and #Wattys2016.

Writer's Debut


New to Wattpad and ready to get discovered? This is your chance to share your story and get it in the spotlight. To be eligible to win the Writer's Debut Award, you must have written your first story in 2016. Simply tag your story #Wattys2016 to enter.

Hidden Gems


This award sheds light on some up-and-coming Wattpadders with stories that sparkle. Think your story is a diamond in the rough and is ready for its moment in the sun? Tag it #Wattys2016 now!

Voracious Reads


This award celebrates the stories we couldn't put down - the Wattpad stories that had readers hooked, start to finish. Curious whether your story was an addictive read? Tag it #Wattys2016 and we'll let you know.

Talk of the Town


Some stories just can't help but spark conversation, spirited debates and hoards of engagement. Sound like something you've written? Don't miss your chance to claim this award by tagging it #Wattys2016.

Collector's Edition


Wattpadders love to collect their favourite stories as permanent fixtures in their libraries so they can revisit them again and again. This category rewards the most added stories of the year. Do you think yours is one of the most coveted? Tag it #Wattys2016 to find out!

New Voices


Consider your chances of winning a Watty slim-to-none? Think again - The Wattys are all about finding new talent and promoting undiscovered writers. Tag your story #Wattys2016 - you could be exactly what we've been searching for!

HQ Love


The HQ Love award recognizes the stories that are most-adored by staff at Wattpad HQ. Here at HQ, a great story goes a long way, and there is no shortage of brilliance on Wattpad to satisfy our eclectic tastes. Tag your story #Wattys2016 to find out if your story made our list of faves this year!

Categories

The Wattys are designed to recognize writing talents of all kinds - so whether you're a celebrated author or first-time storyteller, we want to hear from you! Wattys are awarded in more than ten different categories, to highlight as many incredible entries as possible