Winners for Dystopia Contest with Lauren Oliver!

The wait is finally over! Lauren Oliver has chosen the winners of the Dystopia Contest. And the winner is…

The Last Touch by Tia Richardson! Congratulations, Tia.

The runner-up is Touch by Julia (Cavyheart).

Congratulations to our winners, and many thanks to all our finalists (below) and everyone who entered the contest. Such stiff competition, wow.

Forbidden Touch by Lord Voldemort
Bubbles of Bliss by Celeste Selene
Dreamland by Alex C.
Escapist Story by Andy G
Cuppa’ Tea by Tom Stack
Mine by Kasey Felix
The Forest by Khayla Walker
The Carrier by Amy Rose Thomas
Strife, Identity, & Pursuit of Happiness by Charlotte Hennessey

15 thoughts on “Winners for Dystopia Contest with Lauren Oliver!

  1. Congratulations to everyone who made the final list and to all the others who worked so hard but didn’t make it through this time. I’m a parent simply observing the process; I love this website!

  2. Wow, I didn’t expect to be a finalist. I really have to thank everyone who entered, and everyone who voted. I’m so excited that someone famous will be reading my writing. I feel like I’m floating. *sigh*

  3. I still can’t believe I’m a finalist! I just keep coming back to this page and staring, haha. Thank you so much to everybody who voted for me! You have no idea how incredibly much this means to me! This absolutely made my life! <3333

  4. Wait, Tia Richardson won? She posted on the forums all the time, wanting people to heart her story, and people even commented on her story for the dystopiancontest saying she shouldn’t do that.
    Most of the contests are about popularity these days. Don’t mean to sound bitter or mean (I didn’t even enter the contest) but this wasn’t fair. 🙁

    • Hi Maya

      We definitely understand your frustration about this. But when dealing with self-promotion, we do send out warning emails explaining the rules to that person. If they stop self-promoting, their entry remains valid. The decision was also made by Lauren Oliver, who chose her entry out of the top finalists. Please feel free to email me at if you have any other questions or concerns.

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