Wattpad Announces Contest Winners, Organizes Special Event for Haiti

Contest Winning Title Has Over a Million Reads; New Contest Aims to Help Earthquake Victims.

Toronto, Canada, February 08, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Wattpad - the world’s most popular ebook community – announces the winners of its hugely successful “Share What You Have Written” contest. The contest’s goal was to unlock everyone’s unpublished works. The contest had thousands of submissions, making it one of the most successful writing contests in cyberspace.

Abigail Gibbs (pen name Canse12), a 15 year-old student from England, is the first place winner. The winning title, “Dinner with a vampire. Did I mention I'm vegetarian?” had over 1,000,000 reads and over 20,000 votes. Two other finalists, “Destined To Happen” by lovemehunni and “Bye Bye Virginity” by Just-Krissy, were both from Canada. Each of the finalists generated over 600,000 reads. All three titles became instant Internet sensations.

“The joy of writing should be accessible to everyone,” said Abigail Gibbs. “Wattpad has helped lesser known writers like me to find millions of passionate readers craving for our work. Wattpad is the best social network to help writers market themselves.”

After wrapping up the “Share What You Have Written” Contest, Wattpad has organized a special "Write for Haiti - Lend a Helping Hand" Contest to help those struck by the earthquake. The Wattpad Team has already contributed C$500 to UNICEF CANADA and the Government of Canada has matched it for a total of C$1,000. If the contest gets more than 3,000 entries, Wattpad will double the donated amount. If the contest gets more than 6,000 entries the amount will be tripled. Contest deadline April 30, 2010.

For more information on the contest or to learn more about Wattpad, please visit http://www.wattpad.com/contests.

About Wattpad

Founded in 2006, Wattpad’s vision is to revolutionize the way we publish and read written works. The material on Wattpad is created by the community of users. Anyone can publish what they have written - a romantic story, a fan fiction, poetry or a novel - and read by anyone. All the content is easily accessible on Wattpad's website (www.wattpad.com), mobile site (m.wattpad.com) or through the Wattpad application available on all mobile devices including Apple iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and more.

Wattpad has experienced explosive growth since its inception. Also known as "YouTube for ebooks + MySpace for writers," Wattpad is now the world's most popular ebook community where readers and writers discover, share and connect, delivering billions of pages from its library of over 250,000 ebooks created by the community. Wattpad receives 10 million monthly visits on its website and mobile applications. With over 5 million downloads, Wattpad is also the most widely used mobile ebook application in the world.
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