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Together we are confronting intolerance one story at a time.

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The tragic events of 9/11 were born from intolerance, and have challenged all of us in different and innumerable ways. This 10th anniversary represents an opportunity for us to make our communities stronger by celebrating our diversity, and embracing each others' differences.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, MTV and Figment have teamed up to bring you a contest that asks you to look at the world through another set of eyes. The contest will come to life on MTV Act, which is all about amplifying your efforts to make things better, and Figment, which gives you a platform to express your creativity.

For this contest, readers will collaborate with other readers and writers to put characters they didn’t create into a setting they aren’t necessarily familiar with. Your challenge is to write a story about characters that are confronting intolerance while working to understand characters that aren’t your own. In order to enter, you must create a story with three elements: a character another writer created, a setting another writer created, and a situation where someone must deal with intolerance.

The finalists will be decided by public voting. The top 10 hearted entries will be judged by a panel of MTV and Figment judges, and three winners will each be given an iPad and featured on MTV Act and Figment. Winners will be announced on MTV Act on September 9th. See the "How to Enter" tab for more details.

Important Dates:

  • 8/22 - 8/31: Entries accepted
  • 9/1 - 9/4: Public voting
  • 9/5 - 9/8: Top 10 entries judged
  • 9/9: 3 winners announced and iPads awarded. Yay!

iPads? Yes, we’re giving away an iPad to each of the 3 winning authors.

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You must use at least one user-submitted character and setting from our forums in your story.

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      Contest Entries

      • Thekiller
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        The Killer

        READ THIS FIRST!!! My entry in the MTV contest. It's either the ravings of an author gone mad or the genuin tale of a troubled young…

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      • Glow under the moon cover1
        • 14
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        Glow Under the Moon

        A story in verse about tolerance, respect, and hope. For the MTV contest, written about depression and a girl with extremely light eye…

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      • Cornflower blue
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        • 9

        Cornflower Blue

        PLEASE READ ME! Annie's parents were killed by Indians and she still holds onto her hatred for them, even as she blossoms into a beau…

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