The Wattys set record engagement with 140,000 entries and 13 billion minutes spent
Wattpad has hosted The Wattys since 2010, and today it is the world’s largest online writing contest. With a whopping 140,000 entries submitted, the 2016 edition of The Wattys has smashed engagement records and almost doubled the number of submissions compared to last year.
This year, Wattpad accepted submissions in more languages than ever and brought on a regional sponsor in the Philippines through fastfood giant Jollibee. New categories like Trailblazer and Visual Storytelling also spurred unique creativity on Wattpad.
“The Watty’s is a writing contest like no other. It’s a chance for storytellers of all levels to get recognition from a global audience,” said Marc. “The Wattpad community is obsessed with the annual competition and has spent 13 billion minutes reading and engaging with this year’s submissions."
Thanks to the Wattpad community and the behind the scenes hustle of multiple teams at Wattpad, a new batch of Watty award winning stories are ready to enjoy across multiple languages.
Please join us in congratulating the 2016 Watty Award winners by checking out their stories here!