Wattpad picks 2016 Wattys’ winners

The world’s biggest writing contest, the Wattys, has just announced the winners of the 2016 awards.

Wattpad has hosted The Wattys since 2010 and this year saw an amazing 140,000 entries, almost double the number of submissions made in 2015.

New categories such as Trailblazer and Visual Storytelling brought new creative works and winners of these categories include comics like The Free Willies and screenplays such as The Other Worlders.

The Wattpad community spent 13 billion minutes reading and engaging with this year’s submissions.

The judges have revealed the winning 10 choices in each of the 10 categories. The categories were:

  • Visual Storytelling

Stories using in-line media.

  • Trailblazers

Authors breaking new ground.

  • Writer’s Debut

First-time authors.

  • Hidden Gems

Stories that didn’t get the attention they deserved.

  • Voracious Reads


  • Talk of the Town

The buzz creators.

  • Collector’s Edition

Winners were those that the Wattpad community added most frequently.

  • New Voices

New authors.

  • HQ Love

The stories most liked by Wattpad staff.

  • People’s Choice

Stories that got the most tweets.

You can see all the award winners at Wattpad.

The Wattpad writing community website is now used by 45 million people every month. The company recently won the CIX 2016 Innovator of the Year Award, which is given to the Canadian firm that disrupts and transforms an industry in profound ways.