A Logo I created for Destiny Graphics.
So I noticed that this years is the first time Figment.Com is holding their very own Figment Awards. It makes me wonder, how did they come up with the idea? Well, probably a lot of WattPad members have a Figment account and asked for Figment to hold their own Awards, or Figgies were jealous of the Watty Awards. So, I’ve come to compare the two contests to show you a break-down of each one.
So first off you have to go to the link above to enter/vote. The Process is quite simple actually. Members of Figment go to this widget on the link above to start entering who they think should win each category. In order to vote, you must copy the story’s URL and past it into the box of each category. Simple right? Yes. It gives EVERY member of Figment a chance to enter this contest, no matter how popular they are. If the Author works hard enough, they could only have 10-30 hearts and win this thing. the categories are the following: Best Overall, Best Short Story(501-24,999 Words), Best Micro-Fiction (500 words), Best Long Story (25,000+ words), Best Poem, Most Blush-inducing, Most Shiver Worthy, Most Wow-able, Most Cry-Inducing, Most laugh making, Most Romantic, Most Contemporary, Best Sci-Fi, Best Fantasy.
The Prizes are pretty simple as well. The Figment team will be naming one winner for the 14 categories based on the number of times the story’s URL was sent in. the winners will receive the chance to pick the stories featured in the Figment Newsletter AND choose the featured stories on the Figment home page for one day, then they have bragging rights as well.
So the Watty Awards is already in their Show-Casing phase, so entering this contest has come to a close. The next thing to do is the Voting Phase. the link above is the page for the Watty Awards, and you can see who is in the run for the titles. It’s very simple to get your story into the Watty Awards. It SHOULD give everyone the chance to win, but the WattPad community are VERY loyal readers. I have seen authors get MILLIONS of reads and win the Watty Awards easily because of their loyal fans. I mean think about it, it won’t take much more than a ‘nominate me’ to the fans to get your story in when members have over 20,000 fans! It takes a LOT to get yourself notices on WattPad. Trust me, I’ve worked a YEAR and only have 151 fans and the number keeps going down and up. The Watty Awards gives a chance to win a Special award as well. This is for those Cover Artists, Trailer makers, and detailed authors on Wattpad. So in total there are 33 different titles a story can win. Noe based on the information WattPad is giving, the Awards started in 2010. In order to enter you must put your story in the category it is running for, and the Watty Awards [date] category. After that you have people nominate your story for that category through the feedback page on WattPad. The Special Awards is different. You tag your story with a certain tag and can ONLY be running for ONE special Award. After you tag it, you go through the same feedback process. For the Trailer Award, you must have your trailer on the multi-media sidebar of the VERY FIRST part (even author notes) of the story, tagged, and feedback process.
The prizes are really great in my personal opinion. One story won FOUR awards in the 2010 Watty Awards. in total, they made $1,100 + Books + Regina Brooks Prize + Kindle ereader. The prizes vary on which category you win. The Overall winner gets $1,000, others get $100 + Books, $200, and various online prizes from sponsors.
So there you go! The break down for EACH contest. Everything else is left to you!
A young woman becomes captiavted by a mysterious man.
This my friends is a VERY interesting read!
Not behind a cut tag because these questions don’t really contain any actual spoilers for CoLS, but be warned anyway.
ramblingsofatotallunatic asked you:
Ms. Clare, I just finished COLS & I loved it. To me, I’m so glad you decided to continue the series & not end it after…