Vote in the Endangered Contest!

Fifteen-year-old Sophie spends the school year with her dad in the U.S. and her summers in the Congo, where her mom runs a bonobo sanctuary. During the summer, Sophie adopts an orphaned baby bonobo and names him Otto. Caring for Otto fills Sophie’s time, while her mother is busy working.

The Congo is politically unstable, and when an armed revolution breaks out, Sophie and the bonobos are forced to flee into the jungles, struggling to find food and to stay alive.

Inspired by the Sophie and Otto’s adventures in Eliot Shrefer’s novel, Endangered, we challenged you to write a story about someone who has to survive in the wilderness. You wrote, and now it’s time to vote! Check out the contest entries below, and show your favorite some love!

Voting will run until Friday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The top 10 most-hearted entries will be named finalists. Figment editors will choose three winners from the finalists.

The grand-prize winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card, a signed copy of Endangered by Eliot Schrefer, and copies of The Deadly Sister and The School for Dangerous Girls (also by Eliot).

The second-place winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card and copies of Endangered and The Deadly Sister.

The third-place winner will receive a copy of Endangered.

 

 

Contest Entries

  • Dwn7877
    • 3
    • 0

    The Wastes of Wonderland

    When 20-year-old Laura and her ten-year-old sister Alice lose their parents to a car accident, Alice uses her imagination to cope with…

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  • Cover-normal
    • 0
    • 0

    The Submission

    Savannah is forced between family, or survival. Which will she choose?

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  • Pizap.com10.32960600173100831397083526980
    • 147
    • 11

    The Wild Will Not Be Tamed

    Grand Prize Winner in the Endangered Short Story Competition! The forest, she's alive. And, in this story, she won't let the humans …

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  • European-forests-1
    • 0
    • 0

    Within the Trees

    Running hiding, every second not knowing if you'll make it back. Linnea has lived this every minute since she was four, now, she has m…

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  • Hypersleep cover
    • 9
    • 0

    Hypersleep

    Surviving in the wilderness hard as it is. Surviving in the wilderness on another planet... well, that's another story.

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  • Down
    • 46
    • 5

    Down, Down, Down

    My entry for the Endangered Short-Writing Contest. Kalista and Daniel ran from their home in a small village when the enemy forces …

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  • Fire
    • 1
    • 0

    The Fire

    Jazz is a tomboy who has lived in the wilderness for 2 months after running from her parents. But when a wildfire happens, it changes …

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  • Untitled
    • 144
    • 29

    Flat

    {SHORT-STORY} Second place in the Endangered Contest.

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  • Forever lost
    • 5
    • 2

    Forever Lost

    She's the perfect teenage girl. She's got her life altogether. Until she follows a deer trail into the forest. Now lost, she seeks …

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  • 040
    • 0
    • 0

    I Survived

    PLEASE READ! A young doctor who works in a clinic in the African nation has to survive a rebel attack and the wild jungles of Africa i…

    View Entry »
  • Whisper of the wild
    • 58
    • 14

    Whisper of the Wild

    Finalist in the Endangered Contest!!! Vera lives in a the outskirts of the Catskill mountain range, in a small quiet town. When the to…

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  • Broken
    • 3
    • 1

    Broken

    A short story of survival, and one girl threatened by nature.

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3 thoughts on “Vote in the Endangered Contest!

  1. My entry isn’t on here! I uploaded it yesterday, tagged it, and it’s not there!
    WTF? I uploaded it at around 9pm. It should have been posted with the rest of these.

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