Good vs. Evil Contest

“Every fairytale needs a good old-fashioned villain.” -Jim Moriarty

Which side are you on? This week we’re featuring a new contest meant to spark your creativity… and morals.

Imagine with us, if you will…
You have an evil twin.
Your evil twin has one special power.
You have one special power.

Do you use your power for good to fight your twin? Or for evil to join forces? In celebration of Elsie Chapman’s sequal to Dualed, Divided, we have a brand new contest!

Prompt

In 400 words or fewer, write a story about having an ‘evil’ twin. If you and your twin both have a special power, will you use yours to join your twin or fight for good? Tag it GoodvsEvil. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, May 23rd to enter your story.

Prizes

Five winners will be chosen to have their stories featured in our weekly Newsletter, the Figment homepage and across our social media channels! Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr for the latest updates and good luck!

How to enter

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 400 words or less.
4. Tag your writing GoodvsEvil on the Details tab.
5. Enter your response by the deadline listed in the prompt.
6. Press “Publish Now.”
7. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.

Please note: The comment box below is only for questions about how to enter this contest or other logistical issues. For comments, thoughts, suggestions, complaints about the contest system, please visit our Contest Input forum. To find someone to read your story, try the Contest Promotion forum.

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109 thoughts on “Good vs. Evil Contest

  1. In the prompt it doesn’t specify what “good vs. evil” we’re to write about, but above in the description it has the evil twin plot. Are we to write using the evil twin plot, or just any good vs. evil?

    • Hi Katie, correct. The above twin is the prompt. We will update it so that it isn’t confusing. Thanks for pointing it out!

  2. I have a question about the when the story has to be writen by. It says that it isn’t due until May 23rd, but right after that it says there’s only a week to enter. Did you mean April 23rd? I’m confused!

  3. Hi, I published my story to add to the contest but I didn’t receive a pop up confirmation. Please let me know what I can to do make my entry into the contest! Thanks!

  4. I am confused about the deadline. It says it is May 23, but then it says ‘that is only a week, so start writing!’

  5. Wow this is a really cool prompt, I just wish that the max word count was bigger than 400 words. That’s not really a lot to put a good plot in there. Since you guys changed the deadline from one week to one month, the extra time should be accompanied by extra wiggle room to write.

    • Unfotunately, it needs to be at or under the limit for this contest. However, you are welcome to continue your story after the contest is over! Good luck!

    • For this particular contest, yes. You are welcome to enter the other two contests currently running that will have a book as a prize. Thanks and good luck!

  6. Hello, I have questions.

    1. Does this contest still open?
    2. I don’t understand ‘How To Enter’ point 5.
    3. Are the ‘judges’ the readers? or the administrator(s) of this site?

    By the way I am new to this site. Please reply, sincerely me.
    Thank You.

    • Hi Giccho! Yes, the last day to enter your story is Friday, May 23rd. After you write your story simply tag it with “GoodvsEvil” in the details tab and it will automatically be included with the entries. Good luck!

  7. Hi, uh, I published my story, added the tag GoodvsEvil, and I didn’t get a popup. Mine is titled ‘The Other One’ and when I went through the list of entries, I didn’t see it. I would like to enter this contest, please help me.

    Thanks

  8. Hi I made a story called Absence for the contest but It only came up in ‘things tagged as GoodvsEvil’ and not in the entries.

  9. Is this contest being judged or is it by hearts? I saw that other people have asked this question but I didn’t see any answers and it doesn’t mention the judging in the description.

  10. hi, I tagged my story FORCES to goodvsevil but I didn’t received a confirmation and it doesn’t appear in the list of the entries…please help me! 🙂

    • Hi Vamp, normally the time varies when it shows up in the entries page but we can confirm it was properly tagged in time. Good luck!

  11. Hi,

    I uploaded my piece, Blood on My Hands last night, did everything needed like tagging it with goodvsevil, and it has shown up when I search that tag, but hasn’t on the contests entries page. It’s been about 10 hours, so I’m confused as to why it isn’t showing here. Thanks!

    • Hi Kristen, normally the time varies when it shows up in the entries page but we can confirm it was properly tagged in time. Good luck!

  12. Is the person narrating the story supposed to be us or can it be any random person? I mean, do we have to suppose that we have an evil twin or our character?

  13. Hey! I was wondering whether you could enter the contest if you don’t live in the US. Is it restricted to people from other countries?

  14. I submitted my entry some time ago but I didn’t receive a pop-up. I checked the entry list as well but I can’t find it there either. How do I make sure that my story is entered?

  15. Can someone help please? I followed all the guidelines but I didn’t get a pop-up confirmation of my entry. Does this mean I didn’t submit it? The story is on my profile, “Breaking Sarah”, so if anyone can help, please do. :)))

    Thank you!

  16. My story “Breaking Sarah” still hasn’t shown up on the Contest Entries page. Is there a reason for this? I uploaded and tagged it over 24 hours ago.

  17. Hey!

    I tagged my story properly and it’s been 24 hours but it still hasn’t shown up on the Contest Entries page. The name is “Appearances can be Deceiving”. What is the reason for this?

  18. Hi. I made an entry for this contest and tagged it goodvsevil a couple of days ago. I haven’t gotten a notification and don’t see my story in the submissions. Just wanted to know if I did something wrong submitting “I am the Space Cowboy.”

    Thanks!

  19. Sorry, but I uploaded my submission “The Same Coin” yesterday afternoon and it’s not in the list of entries. I got the pop-up message, so I was just wondering if you’ve got it on record but it just hasn’t come up yet? Thanks!

    • Seriously though, I don’t mean to pester, but it’s been nearly two weeks since I uploaded my submission and I’ve had no reply and my story still isn’t showing in the list of entries. Is anyone else having this issue or is it just me? It’s just because the deadline is tomorrow, and all.

      • Hi Rhiannon – for this particular contest as long as your story shows up in the tag it has been entered. We had an issue with our entries page for this one. Thank you!

  20. I sent my story in, and the pop-up said that I successfully entered my story, but I can’t find it in the submissions?

  21. Hey, I don’t see my entry and I entered it a couple of days ago… Just wondering. Wanted to check if I was entered or not. Thanks.

  22. I entered this competition back on the 5th May. When I submitted it, no pop-up showed. Two days ago, when I edited my story, the pop-up finally came up. However, after 8 days, my story still hasn’t appeared in the submissions. It’s called, “Blood on My Hands,” if that helps. I’m just concerned that it won’t be there in time for the deadline.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Kristen, don’t worry! We had an issue with the entries for this contest. We will be looking at the tagged stories instead. Thanks for checking in!

  23. Hi, Admin?
    I just published my story ‘Brothers: Helpful and Hurtful’ and I tagged it ‘goodvsevil’, like the how to enter points said. I’m just concerned that my story hasn’t been entered into the competition. How do I know if it has been entered?
    Please help me!

    • HI Clarissa, not to worry. Our entries had a server error so we will be checking the tag rather than the entries page. Thanks for checking in!

  24. Hi 🙂 I have 2 questions,

    1. I was wondering how I can be certin my entry was submitted. I didn’t get a popup. It’s called “I Can’t Save Everybody.”

    and

    2. How is/are the winner(s) chosen?

  25. does the story have to be from the point of view of one of the twins or can it a third person story. And can it be a poem?

  26. Can we use twins from mythology? Like Apollo and Artemis? Or does it need to be characters of our own making?

  27. Hi admin,

    I submitted my entry about 24 hours ago and it still hasn’t showed up in the list of entries and I’m getting a little worried. I tagged it goodvsevil and everything but it hasn’t showed up that I can see.

    Thanks!

  28. Hey so my entry didn’t show up but I put the right tag and its under 400 words…I also posted it almost a month ago…Did I do something to get it disqualified?

    • Hi Tris! No problem, your story is tagged properly. We were having issues with the entries page for this contest. Your story counts. Thanks!

  29. I added my story “Freedom of Speech” about a week ago, and got the popup confirmation, but when I check now it isn’t included in the list of entries. I just want to make sure my story will be included.

    Thank you!

  30. It’s been a full day and mine still isn’t up there. I got the confirmation though. Do you mind telling me if it’s up there?

  31. I submitted my short story for the GoodvsEvil contest and my story is not showing up in the list of submissions. My story is under 400 words and was published over 24 hours ago.

    • HI Lisa, for this particular contest it will not show up in the entries page. Since the date was extended we had an issue with our entries page. We will be checking the general tag for goodvsevil for the winners of this contest. Thanks!

  32. I submitted my story, and the notification popped up, saying it was entered. It’s been a few days, and my story still isn’t in the entries list. Can you just confirm that you received my story entry?

  33. I published my story Dark and Light a couple days ago and tagged it goodvsevil. I got the pop up confirmation but it still hasn’t shown up among the entries. Any thoughts?

  34. I submitted my entry a few hours ago and it still hasn’t shown up on the contest entries. I tagged it goodvsevil, and it shows up for the tag but not for the contest.

  35. So, I have finished my entry, and it’s 400 words. I tagged it and everything, but it doesn’t show among the entries. What should I do? Thanks!!

    • They will be announced for the first time tomorrow via our Newsletter and across our homepage and social media channels next week!

  36. When are the results going to be posted? It’s almost been a week since the contest ended so I was just a little curious.

  37. Hi,

    I was wondering when the results are going to be posted. It’s been like two weeks since the contest ended and the results haven’t arrived. Just curious to know whether you’re done judging the entries or not.

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