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Twist Fate

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 2:13 PM
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“You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

The Dark Knight
A DeviantArt & Wattpad Challenge

March 6 to April 6

for ages 13–17

When you think about it, any hero could become a villain, and any villain, a hero. It wouldn’t take much. A small change, a tiny twist of fate, a white suit or a red lightsaber, and things could be completely different.

What would cause the Joker and Batman to reverse roles? For an ogre to become a prince, Maleficent to switch places with Sleeping Beauty, Katniss Everdeen to become a tyrannical leader like President Snow, Harry Potter to join the Death Eaters?

Your Task

Pick a story and character, and create an alternate scenario where a famous hero is the villain, or an infamous villain, the hero.

We’ll take the best pictures, written stories, comic panels, illustrations, or other submissions, and publish them in a book that will be distributed to select library networks across the United States and Canada and available online around the world!

Awards

All 100 Finalists will receive a handsome certificate of achievement, their submission will be considered by the Editors for inclusion in the Twist Fate anthology, a personal printed copy of the anthology and credit on the Finalist page of the anthology.

Your Submissions Can Be...

pictures
stories
comic panels
illustrations

or anything else you can think of!

DeviantArt and Wattpad are joining forces for this challenge, so you can submit on either one. DeviantArt and Wattpad will each have separate staff panels to select the very best entries. Wattpad will select forty (40) entries  and DeviantArt will select sixty (60) entries from each of their respective platforms. These one hundred (100) finalists will then be reviewed by a panel of editors, who will ultimately decide which submissions will be published.

Submission Period

March 6 to April 6, 2016

Eligibility

All members worldwide of Wattpad and DeviantArt between the ages of 13 and 17 at the time of the submission.

Media

You can submit a contribution that originates in any medium, but the final submission must be in a file format accepted by DeviantArt or Wattpad, depending on where you are submitting the work.

Content Rules

Must be the author’s original work; you may collaborate with other members and friends but please indicate who the collaborators are; works will be selected on the basis of 1) originality and creativity; (2) comments about the work; (3) suitability to appear in a printed book form. Written entries should not be more than 2,500 words. You can submit as many times as you like but only one entry per person will be selected for the finalist round. Joining either DeviantArt or Wattpad is free.

Ownership

The artist and author of the submitted work retains all rights subject to the terms and conditions for submissions on DeviantArt or Wattpad as the case may be.  You will be contacted to provide permission for publication if you are selected.

Selections

The selections by Wattpad and DeviantArt will be announced on or before April 30, 2016. The selections for the Book will be announced when they are made by the Editors and before publication.

This event is co-sponsored by The Young Adult Library Association and the National Writing Project as part of the Connected Learning Alliance.




Choose a story and character, and create an alternate scenario where a famous hero is the villain, or a villain is the hero!  The best submissions will be published in a book distributed to libraries across the United States and Canada.

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:iconshibe-s:
shibe-s Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
already starting my story!
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:iconsinaxy:
Sinaxy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This sounds amazing! I may not have the best skills but hey, worth a try!
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:iconcarriefan2890:
CarrieFan2890 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing :D
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:iconthunder4art:
Thunder4art Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm definitely in!
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:iconthe-wrath-of-me:
The-Wrath-of-Me Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Joiniiiiiing~
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:iconcookipok:
cookipok Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
aww that's sad, my birthday is on april 19 so i cant enter. this sounds really fun!
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:icondixiiethederp:
DixiieTheDerp Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you only the age of 12?
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:iconcookipok:
cookipok Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yes. --sob
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:iconmrstarry:
MrStarry Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
eeesh, girl, hide your comment. Most people on deviantart witchhunt underaged deviants
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:iconcookipok:
cookipok Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
eehh thankss, but tbh witchhunters don't bother moi
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:icondixiiethederp:
DixiieTheDerp Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just wondering. mods witchhunt unfortunately for some deviants. I suggest not commenting stuff that clues you're underage because if a mod sees it you are almost certainly going to get banned.
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:iconcookipok:
cookipok Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
okeh

thanks
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:iconkoujackass:
koujackass Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oo boi they done goof'd
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:iconzen-was-taken:
Zen-was-taken Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat
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:iconthe-misfits-fnam:
The-Misfits-FNaM Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh maybe
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:iconfunnyapple13:
FunnyApple13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student Artist
This is so amazing!
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:icon5starburst:
5starburst Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thats awesome :)
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:iconcarriefan2890:
CarrieFan2890 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Cool 
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:iconthemammalizer:
TheMammalizer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Too bad I have only a mouse and not that good drawing skills
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:iconrazielleart:
razielleart Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it says it doesn't have to be a drawing, it could be writing too!
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:icontwittershy:
TwitterShy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
aww sweet
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:iconerminedev:
ErmineDev Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist
Spróbuję. Zawsze to coś nowego :D
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:iconrandomryven:
RandomRyven Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright... I might be new but... Try something new everyday!!!
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:iconpaige-milo:
Paige-Milo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think i can do that
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:icondraceonkiller:
draceonkiller Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going all out on this!!! ALLOWING MY IMAGINATION FLOW!!!!!
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:iconfrostingpaws:
FrostingPaws Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
This looks pretty interesting, but I'm not too sure I'd be up to the challenge with my art skills. Getting there, but not yet. But it would be fun to enter anyway. But then again I don't usually participate in these things. 
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:iconlemidnightwolf:
LeMidnightWolf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
hmmm i dont know 030
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:iconappiusfrancis:
AppiusFrancis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
I'm doing this! Sounds fun!
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:iconhappyland77:
happyland77 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
wow cool
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:iconxxfierypotatoxx:
xXFieryPotatoXx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow sounds amazing 
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:iconempro8:
EmPro8 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If you're writing, how long does Ithaca to be? 50 pages and up? 100 pages?
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:iconmadizzlee:
madizzlee Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016   General Artist
Written entries should not be more than 2,500 words. :)
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:iconempro8:
EmPro8 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's... A lot less than I expected. I thought they wanted an actual book 'cause they said they wanted to publish it. *shrugs sheepishly*
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:iconmadizzlee:
madizzlee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016   General Artist
There will be a whole ton of different people featured in the book! :) It's more of an anthology than a traditional book.
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:iconluigipunch:
LuigiPunch Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student General Artist
I'm in!
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:iconthestarlightprincess:
TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds weird but cool! :la:
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:iconyour-own-strawberry:
Your-Own-Strawberry Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
Sounds like a super fun contest *v*
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:iconpilulu:
Pilulu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I think I might enter.
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:iconqhostplant:
qhostplant Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
that's an interesting idea!
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:iconfrosthornrider:
FrostHornRider Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sounds like a whole lot of fun!
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:iconchiken-nugets:
Chiken-Nugets Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I might try this.
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:iconauroxthecatxx:
Auroxthecatxx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowie this is certainly interesting, I can't wait to see all the entries ;0
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:iconpensensei:
pensensei Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so on this
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:iconwavejays:
wavejays Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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:iconqueenkay07:
QueenKay07 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
Can characters that belong to videogame companies such as Nintendo be used?
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:iconsamagirl:
Samagirl Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! 
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:icontweetydea:
Tweetydea Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks interesting :shout: 
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:iconmilky-syrup:
Milky-Syrup Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
O dang, sounds cool-
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:iconnebulanovia:
NebulaNovia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow this is cool ^^
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:iconjuliawidel:
JuliaWidel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds great :D 
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