As part of Teen Tech Week, YALSA is teaming up with the Connected Learning Alliance, Deviant Art, National Writing Project, and Wattpad for the Twist Fate challenge.
The challenge is to get young people (ages 13-17) telling stories about what happens when a hero becomes a villain, or a villain a hero (through writing, video, digital art, animation, etc.) and sharing them across the Deviant Art and Wattpad platforms. It's happening March 6-April 6th, and to ramp up for it there will be a series of free webinars with guests including Mimi ito, Christina Cantrill, Candice Mack, Josh Wattles from DeviantArt, and Jing Jing Tan from Wattpad:
Storytelling and Making Redefined: Get to Know the Wattpad Community Feb. 18, 7pm EST
Meet the “Deviants”: Networked Artists and Makers of DeviantArt Feb. 25, 7pm EST
Entries will be open from March 6 to April 6 for all members of Wattpad and DeviantArt between the ages of 13 and 17 at the time of the submission. Participants enter by creating an account and submitting their work through either deviantart.com or wattpad.com.