Challenges

These are the challenges at the core of The Authors' Cup. You may choose to participate in any amount of challenges you wish. The more you participate and complete, the more points you will get. Just beware of each challenge's deadline!

1 Before participating in the challenges, read them very carefully. If you have questions, feel free to contact us via our @authorscup Twitter or Instagram, via e-mail, or using the community groups for this competition. Remember that in order to make your challenges count you must click on 'Participate' and then 'Mark challenge as Completed' when you finalize all tasks. Only challenges that are marked as Completed will enter a 'review process' by our staff and the result will determine if the points are allocated to your ranking or rejected.
2 Challenges left unmarked as completed will not count. Furthermore, challenges that are 'marked as Completed', and are not completed in reality, will get the points rejected. Warning: if you get points rejected, you will not be able to -re apply- to the challenge and you will lose those points.
3 More challenges will be appearing each month and, as a matter of fact, some can appear from one day to another without warning (Flash Challenges). So if you want to snatch those vanishing challenges, keep an eye on our official social media channels and this page.

Cup Challenges

you can accomplish at any time during the duration of the competition.

The Promoter

Promote at least 5 of your stories and 5 of your favorite Inkspired writers on your Instagram and/or Facebook profiles for the next 2 months. The promotion must contain information that encourages anyone to read that story. These 'posts' must be published progressively.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+6 Points
or +3 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Micro Thread

Write and publish a microfiction of any topic you want. You must finish it with a cliffhanger, and prompt other users to continue the story using the comments section. Get at least 30 different users to continue the story from where you left. In the end, the microfiction story should be able to be read like a thread from the beginning to the end of the comments.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+6 Points
Challenge closed

The Best Friend 100

Invite at least 100 friends to join the platform, and all of them must publish at least 1 story or 2 microfictions, in any category.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+7 Points
Challenge closed

The Social Media Star

For every story you have published for The Authors’ Cup throughout the competition, you need to have posted about it on at least 2 social media channels in between: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram mentioning our @getinkspired account, and the hashtag #TheAuthorsCup.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+7 Points
Challenge closed

The Romantic Paradox

Write and publish a romance story with a main character that has at least one of the following profiles: -A serial killer -A person with schizophrenia -A witch -A person with a diagnostic depression -A thief

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+7 Points
or +2 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Drama Queen/King

Write and Publish a drama story with an interesting plot. It must have, at least, 4 characters involved. The first chapter of the story must be written in 3rd person POV, and each of the following chapters must be written in each character’s point of view.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+7 Points
or +3 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Criminal Mind

Publish a fiction story about a creative perfect crime, written in "first person" using the main character’s point of view, and with at least 4 different endings. The first chapters must develop the introduction and the plot. And the endings must be placed in different chapters.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+6 Points
Challenge closed

The ScreenWriter

Write and Publish a screenplay with the genre, subject, and character that will be given to you by our Authors’ Cup staff. Take in mind that you need to write the script in the correct way with the proper format and rules. You can learn a little bit about how to write a film script in our Writer’s Blog, but we also recommend that you investigate more by yourself.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+7 Points
or +1 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Self Writer

Write a story based on real-life events from your personal experience: Even though it must be personal and based on your real experiences, you can add some fictional elements to enrich the plot. Avoid using real names. Use memoir as narrative. Describe real places and locations. You are the protagonist.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+6 Points
or +1 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Blogger

Write 45 entries with Writing Prompts. Each blog entry must contain a separate writing prompt, and all of them must contain at least one different user following your writing prompt in the comments. We recommend asking your readers’ help with this one!

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+7 Points
or +4 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Comic Artist

Publish a well narrated and designed comic, in any allowed genre, with at least 9 pages/images per chapter.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+7 Points
or +2 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The VideoMaker

Every month create a video tutorial with creative writing tips and publish it on Youtube with the hashtag #TheAuthorsCup and mention @getinkspired. Mention the “The Videomaker” challenge of Inkspired’s Authors’ Cup in the video. The content must be valuable and helpful for every author. Get over 1000 views to earn the maximum punctuation of the challenge. Or at least above 350 views to earn the “uncompleted” task punctuation.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+6 Points
or +1 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

Monthly Challenges

are only valid throughtout this month.

The New Genre

Write a story based on ONE of the following genres: Werewolves, Vampires, Zombies or Wizards. The story must be written in third-person POV. It must contain at least 4 characters: 1 main character, 1 antagonist and 2 or more secondary ones.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+4 Points
or +3 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Children's Tale

Write and publish a brand new children's tale. Remember that children like images, so you must add images to every chapter. This time we don't require a specific amount of chapters, but you must write 2500 words for the whole story.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+4 Points
or +2 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Blog Master

Go to our Writer's Blog, check all the articles we have written, and write one that fits in there. The article must be about a subject we haven't talk about yet, but it should be useful for writers and/or readers. It must also contain good research and helpful information. The best articles could actually be featured on the official blog under your name!

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+5 Points
Challenge closed

The Micro-telling

Each week create a contest on Instagram and/or Facebook in which your followers must write an 8-word micro-story about a particular topic (for example love, summer, fears, animals, lack of love, etc. They should write their micro-story in the comments of your post and tag @getinkspired and 2 friends inviting them to participate. The contest should be called #MicroExpressing + (AND THE THEME SELECTED) Example: #MicroExpressingLove.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+6 Points
or +3 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Alternative Path

Publish a serial novel where its characters are trying to solve any mystery. The story plot must be developed across the first 5 chapters and must have 5 alternative endings (one ending per 1 of each of the last remaining chapters; 10 chapters in total). Use a first person POV as narration style.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+6 Points
or +3 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Humorist

Write and publish a parody based on a trending contemporanean issue in the world. The story must be inspired on a real fact, but you can add fictional facts, and it must be stated in the description as a parody and must be funny as well.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+5 Points
or +2 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The InstaWriter

Create a writing InstaChallenge on Instagram or Facebook. The challenge can be about any topic you consider fun, but one of the rules should be that participants need to tag 3 friends and @getinkspired using a hashtag with the name of your challenge. The challenge should be brief and not last more than 7 days. In the end, you must have had at least 25 participants.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+4 Points
or +1 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Video Star

Create a fun video by introducing yourself as a writer in which you briefly tell about the stories you publish on Inkspired, your preferred genre and what is your goal as a writer. The video has to be published on your social networks and on YouTube with the Inkspired logo as a watermark or with the text: getinkspired.com. Also, you must tag 3 friends.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+6 Points
or +2 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Hollywood Comic

Choose a recent movie, and create a comic based on it. It is not necessary to detail the entire film in the comic, but at least you must publish (in 2 different chapters) 2 distinctive or famous scenes. In the description, you must detail what movie it is about.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+6 Points
or +3 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Co-Author

Post a story of the genre you want-written with another Inkspired user. Both are going to be Co-Authors of this work. The form and style in which you write it will depend on you. The story must be published by one of the users (not both) and in the description of the work, you should specify the user name of the other co-author.

Complete before: July 31, 2019.
+6 Points
Challenge closed

The Long Story Short

Write a short story based in the following phrase: "The color of her blood was the least of my worries...". This phrase should be included within the story, whether in the beginning, middle or end, and the plot must be developed around it.

Complete before: June 30, 2019.
+4 Points
Challenge closed

The Final Fantasy

Write a fantasy short story about any of the following writing prompts. You must write on the story’s description of what prompt did you use. - You suddenly realize that you have supernatural power. - You start realizing that at least one aspect of every dream you have becomes true the next day. - You wake up one day living on a different planet. What do you do? How does it look like? What’s the journey back home? - You must destroy a demon that gets inside people's minds. - You find a black dragon in a cave, and you realize you can read its mind.

Complete before: June 30, 2019.
+4 Points
Challenge closed

The Catastrophic Dialogue

Publish a short story written entirely as a dialogue. You cannot write or describe anything else as a narrator; everything should literally be written as a conversation. All the information must be communicated by the characters at all times. The dialogue could involve as many characters as you wish; it could between 2, 3 or more characters. To develop the story plot, choose one of the following settings: 1) the characters are inside a house in fire; 2) the characters are trying to escape a crumbling castle tower; 3) the characters are in a hijacked plane by terrorists; 4) the characters are on a sinking boat in the middle of the arctic ocean; 5) the characters are fighting a medieval war between 2 armies between men with swords and wizards that can use magic; 6) the characters are about to invade a country.

Complete before: June 30, 2019.
+4 Points
Challenge closed

The Director

Choose one of your stories (published on Inkspired) and make it a film script. You need to write it with the respective dialogue-based format. On the story's description, you must state which story you choose. The screenplay must have the same amount of chapters as the original story.

Complete before: June 30, 2019.
+4 Points
or +2 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Famous Author

Write and publish a Fanfiction story of at least 3 chapters based on one of the worlds of these famous authors: J.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin. You must write in the story's description which author you chose. You craft whatever kind of plot, but it must be based on the settings as described in those fantasy worlds and its characters.

Complete before: June 30, 2019.
+5 Points
Challenge closed

The Photographer

Take a minimum of 10 photos, publish them in a gallery as a visual story, that narrates the story of ONE of the following characters: - A homeless person - A foreigner living in a new country - A professional or semi-professional athlete - A writer - A Paralympics athlete

Complete before: June 30, 2019.
+4 Points
Challenge closed

The Storyteller

Choose the story of a popular person in your country and make it a biography narrated in 3rd person POV. Even though the story will be based on real facts, it can have fiction elements that support your main idea.

Complete before: June 30, 2019.
+4 Points
Challenge closed

The Forbidden Word

Publish a Drama story -of 3 chapters minimum- that develops on a Mental Hospital and in which the main character is someone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness, but it isn’t true. You will have to create the scenario, describe the place, the character, the conflict, and the solution, but you can't use the word "madness", "mental illness" and/or any of their synonyms in the whole story.

Complete before: June 30, 2019.
+5 Points
or +3 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Horror Author - Final Part

If you participated in the Flash Challenge "The Horror Author - Part 1", now it's time to continue writing your horror story. You must write 9 more chapters during this month. The whole story should have a minimum of 10 chapters and remember that it needs to be scary. If you didn't participate in the Flash Challenge, don't worry, you can still participate in this one, but you will need to write 10 chapters instead of 9.

Complete before: June 30, 2019.
+5 Points
Challenge closed

The Comic Portrait

Draw a funny comic about any ordinary daily life situations; example, a day in a school/university. You will have to publish it as Visual Story of 10 chapters. Each week, at least, 3 new chapters of the Comic must be published; until the month ends. You will not be allowed to publish the 10 (or more) chapters at the same time; you need to do it periodically throughout the month.

Complete before: June 30, 2019.
+5 Points
or +1 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Micro Storyteller

Publish at least 15 microfictions on Inkspired and your Social Network, using 3 hashtags. All microfictions must be quality stories, well written, and connected in a way that, if read together, they should make a story, but each individual microfiction should also be able to be understood as standalone microstories.

Complete before: May 31, 2019.
+5 Points
Challenge closed

The Poet Leader

Write and Publish a series of 6 poems about one singular subject. Choose a topic and create a connection between them.

Complete before: May 31, 2019.
+5 Points
or +2 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Reviewer

Read 1 different story each week, from any author within the platform, and leave *review* in the story using the "send review" option on the website and/or the mobile apps. What are the strengths, the weaknesses, the things to improve, etc… The reviewed stories must be from different authors. You cannot repeat the same author twice.

Complete before: May 31, 2019.
+4 Points
or +2 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Historical Writer

Write a short story from the Historical category, based on some of the events that have marked history (Discovery of America, World War I and II, The first time a man reached the moon, The Holocaust, Twin Towers, African Americans rights, etc). The story should address the chosen topic, but may not be completely real.

Complete before: May 31, 2019.
+4 Points
or +2 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Fiction Master

Publish a story that contains at least 10 of the following words: “blue moon”, “volcano”, “sword”, “Alchemist”, “wizard”, “artist”, “unicorn”. “lords of darkness”, “enemies”, “galloping nightmare”, “white demon”, “red angel”, “winged shadow”, “two-headed dragon”, “eternal torment”, “blind hope”, “endless lands”, “frozen mountains”, “dead walkers”, “ice nation”, “eastern empire”.

Complete before: May 31, 2019.
+4 Points
or +2 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Community Champion

Earn 2,000 Rewards Credits by interacting in the platform before the month’s deadline.

Complete before: May 31, 2019.
+5 Points
Challenge closed

The Traveller

Narrate, in the first person POV, a short story about an amazing travel experience you have had when traveling overseas and by yourself.

Complete before: May 31, 2019.
+5 Points
Challenge closed

The Poet Narrator

Create a poem in verse about any subject that inspires you, publish it on Inkspired and narrate it in a creative video with all the tones, the correct voices, and resources that you think necessary.

Complete before: May 31, 2019.
+4 Points
Challenge closed

The Journalist

Write and Publish a story in the form of a chronicle about anything you have witnessed in the past 3 months. It can be any real fact you have experienced or seen, but it should be written in 3rd person POV and be interesting. A chronicle must have details, it must evoke emotion and it should make you feel as if you were there.

Complete before: May 31, 2019.
+4 Points
or +2 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Influencer

Post a picture of one of your stories published on Inkspired in your Facebook and/or Instagram account, using The Authors' Cup logo on one of the corners. Try to get the most likes as possible until the final day of the challenge, and when marking it as "completed" enter the URL (or link) of your post. The user with the most likes will win this challenge. There are also points for the second place.

Complete before: May 31, 2019.
+5 Points (winner)
+2 Points (second winner)
Challenge closed

Flash Challenges

that could appear randomly at any time and may last only from hours to a few days.

The Micro-Writer

Publish one micro-story per day for one week. Each micro story must be connected to the other. They can be about any subject you choose. It has to be original and creative.

Started on: July 22, 2019.
Complete before: July 30, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+4 Points
Challenge closed

The DreamCatcher

Publish a post on your Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook with a creative microstory written by you about a recent dream you had. The post needs to have Inkspired logo or “getinkspired.com” somewhere on the image.

Started on: July 22, 2019.
Complete before: July 25, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+3 Points
Challenge closed

The Interpreter

Choose a famous photograph and write a short story about it.

Started on: July 22, 2019.
Complete before: July 24, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+3 Points
Challenge closed

The Rewarded 2000

Exchange 2000 Rewards Credits to complete this challenge.

Started on: July 17, 2019.
Complete before: July 20, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+7 Points
Challenge closed

The Grammar N*zi

Find 5 unverified stories in Inkspired that have spelling and/or grammar mistakes, and post your comments with constructive feedback, so they can correct them. You should not necessarily point out every single mistake. When you are about to mark the challenge as completed, enter the 5 stories' URL links.

Started on: July 11, 2019.
Complete before: July 15, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+3 Points
or +1 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Haiku

Write a brief poem following the structure of a Haiku.

Started on: July 08, 2019.
Complete before: July 11, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+3 Points
Challenge closed

The Ideas sharer

Get on Inkspired's Instagram profile (@getinkspired) and choose the post that seems the most useful to you. Re-post it in your profile and in your InstaStories. Collect more than 50 likes and get the full points.

Started on: June 26, 2019.
Complete before: June 30, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+3 Points
or +1 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Good Friend 25

Invite at least 25 friends to join the platform, and all of them must publish at least 1 story or 2 microfictions, in any category.

Started on: June 26, 2019.
Complete before: June 30, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+4 Points
or +1 Points if the challenge is at least half completed
Challenge closed

The Guess Who

Write a poem of 350 words maximum, about a famous character real or non-real without writing his/her name. The description needs to be so accurate and precise, but at the same time not so obvious. Your readers must guess who this person is on the comments of the story. And the jury should guess too.

Started on: June 23, 2019.
Complete before: June 27, 2019. 11:37.
days left.
+3 Points
Challenge closed

The Rewarded 1000

Exchange 1000 Rewards Credits to complete this challenge.

Started on: June 17, 2019.
Complete before: June 20, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+5 Points
Challenge closed

The Treasure Hunter #1

Look for a Golden Star in every single page of the website (except the web pages of stories and chapters). Finders keepers: if you see it, click on it and you will have completed this challenge. The first 3 persons who find the stars get the full points. The challenge will be closed afterward.

Started on: June 08, 2019.
Complete before: June 08, 2019. 14:57.
days left.
+5 Points
Challenge closed

The Announcer

Tell a story using "announcements"! Yes, it's quite different. On your Inkspired's homepage, you have the option to "Share updates" on your User Profile. Each message can only contain a maximum of 300 characters. Share 1 different message for 3 days, written in first person, about any topic you want. Use the hashtags #TheAuthorsCup and #TheAnnouncer at the end of each message.

Started on: June 07, 2019.
Complete before: June 12, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+2 Points
Challenge closed

The Liked one

Get 100 NEW likes in one single story before the expiration date of this challenge. The likes can be either split among all chapters of one of your stories or accumulated only in one single chapter. Only the "likes" done AFTER clicking on "Participate in this challenge" will count.

Started on: June 05, 2019.
Complete before: June 09, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+3 Points
Challenge closed

The Horror Author - Part 1

Create the first chapter of a new horror novel. It can be about any subject that you want, but it has to be scary and have a plot twist and a cliffhanger at the end of it.

Started on: May 27, 2019.
Complete before: May 31, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+3 Points
Challenge closed

The Rewarded 500

Exchange 500 Rewards Credits to complete this challenge.

Started on: May 27, 2019.
Complete before: May 31, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+2 Points
Challenge closed

The Micro-Country

Write a microstory of in between 150 and 200 words about any country that you choose. It should include the name of the country and portray a positive insight into its culture and/or history. Be creative and interesting.

Started on: May 27, 2019.
Complete before: May 29, 2019. 18:59.
days left.
+2 Points
Challenge closed

The Best Story challenge

only valid for specific story genres and languages.

The Best Story - Microfiction

This is a special and additional challenge for all those who want to be recognized on Inkspired as authors of the best story of the year in this category. The stories that participate must be created, published (only on Inkspired) and updated during the competition time.

Complete before: July 14, 2019.
+20 Points (winner)
+15 Points (second winner)
Challenge closed

The Best Story - Science Fiction

This is a special and additional challenge for all those who want to be recognized on Inkspired as authors of the best story of the year in this category. The stories that participate must be created, published (only on Inkspired) and updated during the competition time.

Complete before: July 14, 2019.
+20 Points (winner)
+15 Points (second winner)
Challenge closed

The Best Story - Fantasy

This is a special and additional challenge for all those who want to be recognized on Inkspired as authors of the best story of the year in this category. The stories that participate must be created, published (only on Inkspired) and updated during the competition time.

Complete before: July 14, 2019.
+20 Points (winner)
+15 Points (second winner)
Challenge closed

The Best Story - Romance

This is a special and additional challenge for all those who want to be recognized on Inkspired as authors of the best story of the year in this category. The stories that participate must be created, published (only on Inkspired) and updated during the competition time.

Complete before: July 14, 2019.
+20 Points (winner)
+15 Points (second winner)
Challenge closed

The Best Story - Script/Screenplays

This is a special and additional challenge for all those who want to be recognized on Inkspired as authors of the best story of the year in this category. The stories that participate must be created, published (only on Inkspired) and updated during the competition time.

Complete before: July 14, 2019.
+20 Points (winner)
+15 Points (second winner)
Challenge closed

The Best Story - Thriller

This is a special and additional challenge for all those who want to be recognized on Inkspired as authors of the best story of the year in this category. The stories that participate must be created, published (only on Inkspired) and updated during the competition time.

Complete before: July 19, 2019.
+20 Points (winner)
+15 Points (second winner)
Challenge closed