NEW CONTEST! Create Your Own Hero or Villain to #WinRenegades!

Posted on: 9th Oct 2017  /   Categorized: Giveaways

It’s time to give away some RENEGADES goodies, and my publisher has graciously provided me with not one but FIVE of these amazing ARC boxes, complete with Anarchist and Renegade button packs! (Omygosh I love them so much!!)



On top of that, I’ll be offering one grand prize winner the option of having their character creation featured in the sequel to RENEGADES, which will be releasing in Fall 2018!

All that is to say… it’s time to host a new contest!

What do you have to do to get one of these boxes? Easy! Just create your own superhero or supervillain by filling in the form below. No drawing or design skills necessary. (You’re welcome.)


YOUR MISSION: Create a New Superhero or Supervillain

Your character MUST include an alias and superpower, and you must choose whether they are a hero or a villain (or, if selecting “other,” you’ll have to explain yourself).

You can also include information such as their real name, interesting costume or weaponry details, and a memorable quote or catchphrase (all optional).


For example…
This character is a VILLAIN.
Real name: Nova Artino
Alias: Nightmare
Superpower: She never sleeps, but she can put other people to sleep through her touch.
Interesting costume or weaponry detail: A dark hood and metal face mask over the lower half of her face protects her identity. She also wears a utility belt for weapons and tools, most of which she invented herself.
Memorable quote or catch phrase: “I won’t rest until the Renegades are punished.”


Once you’ve created your character, fill in the form below with all their details and your email address, and click submit! (You will have the option to go back and edit your character until the contest ends. That said, please do not submit more than one character!)


FOR EXTRA CREDIT (and More Chances to Win):
Share Your Character on Twitter or Instagram!

– Create an image that represents your character – it could be a text-only graphic, or a sketch of your character, or a photo of related props… your image is NOT being judged, so what you do here is completely up to you!
– Post it to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtags #WinRenegades and #jointherenegades
– On Instagram, please also tag me: @marissameyerauthor




Four first-place winners and one grand prize winner will be selected based on creativity, originality, and overall character cohesiveness (i.e., that their alias, superpower, and other details work together to form one interesting character).

Right now, I plan on judging all the entries myself, but depending on how many entries I receive, I may need to enlist some people from my publisher to help me go through them.



TWO (2) extra credit winners from social media (one from Twitter, one from Instagram) will be randomly selected to each win a signed ARC of RENEGADES and some fun bonus swag!

FOUR (4) first-place winners will be chosen based on the criteria above to each win a RENEGADE ARC box with button packs.

ONE (1) grand-prize winner will receive the RENEGADE ARC box with button packs, PLUS they will have the opportunity to have their character featured in the sequel to RENEGADES, which will be out in the Fall of 2018!



This contest is open internationally. It will close to entries at 11:59pst on Monday, October 16. Winners will be selected and contacted no later than Thursday, October 19.


Good luck!



This contest is now closed! Due to the high volume of entries (998 total!!), it might take me longer than expected to choose a winner, but I do still hope to have all our winners selected and announced by the end of this week (Oct. 20)! Thank you for your patience. 


  1. Elizabeth commented on:

    So I created a character already and submitted it, how do I go back and edit the character?

  2. Maria C. commented on:

    Thank you so much for the chance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeels*

  3. Maria C. commented on:

    How do I go back and edit my character? Let me know, I want to make sure my submission is in. Thank you!

  4. Jhenisha R. commented on:

    How do you know if your submission has been submitted? Thanks you!

  5. Leanne commented on:

    What if you have more than one character in mind…like a group?

  6. Grayson commented on:

    Thank You so So SO Much for the opportunity! I had so much fun creating a character! I hope she suits the world of Rengades and you love her as much as I do!

  7. Peri commented on:

    I’m not sure if my submission went through. At first it did, but then it freaked out and the form is back. Help

  8. Nabila Shaikh commented on:

    This was so much fun to do and think about. Thank you so much for the chance. Super excited for Renegades.❤

  9. Sally commented on:


    Thank you, Marissa! *squeals*

  10. Jaydan commented on:

    Awesome! I entered. I might have sent mine twice; if so, sorry. I’ll be posting on Instagram too! I can’t wait for the results. 🙂

  11. DarrellDax commented on:

    test soft

  12. Alessandra P. commented on:

    Entered!!! I had SO much fun creating a character, thank you so much Marissa!!! *w*

  13. Maddie commented on:

    Thank you so much for the chance, Marissa!! This is so awesome. Time to scheme *cue fog machine* Mwahaha!!

  14. marissa commented on:

    Hi everyone! So it looks like I misunderstood how Google Forms works – once you shut down the tab with the form, then it does not appear that it will let you go back and edit your previous entry.

    But because I did say you would be able to edit them, I want to give you the chance to do so!

    If you want/need to edit your character, please re-fill out the form in entirety. Where it says “Anything else you want to add?” please include the words “EDITED ENTRY” – I will be sure to judge your edited entry, not the original. 🙂

    Please DO NOT submit more than one edited entry. Thank you!

  15. Jay commented on:

    Major Lunar Chronicles fan here =)
    *fangirl squeal*
    I’ve always loved the villains. . .

  16. Selena commented on:

    I should’ve read the prizes a little more closely before I entered…

    What if we don’t want our character featured in the sequel? I kind of entered an original character I had future book plans for.

    Great idea for a contest, and I had a lot of fun fleshing that character out a bit more. 🙂

  17. Caitlin Archer commented on:

    Can we enter more than one entry? Like a superhero & a villain?

  18. Loretta commented on:

    Just created mine!! This is such a great idea, thanks for such an ingenious contest! Wish there was a way to see everyone’s ideas once the winners are chosen. I’d love to see what other people come up with.

  19. Savannah Grace commented on:

    I just submitted my entry! It was a ton of fun, I loved brainstorming to come up with an interesting character. I’m looking forward to seeing the results!

  20. Allison commented on:

    I adore thinking up backstories and tiny details about characters. As a writer who is preparing for NaNoWriMo, this provides great practice and is so fun! Plus there’s the chance to win a BOOK! You are probably my favorite person ever right now, Marissa Meyer!

  21. Maria C. commented on:

    Just edited my character. I loved making my character lol and I am freaking excited to read Renegades *feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeels*

  22. Becca commented on:

    I absolutely love making up superheroes and supervillians!!! Best contest ever!!!

  23. Emi commented on:

    I hope my entry made it in. *bites nails*

  24. Izzy commented on:

    I think this is one of the most creative contests yet

  25. Emrys commented on:

    I’m planning mine now to submit! If they do not win, or are not used in the sequel, are we then allowed to use them for our own writing? I’d love to be able to use mine for my own books if it isn’t selected

  26. Faith Ellms commented on:

    Hello! How do I edit my character?

  27. Virginia commented on:

    Marissa posted this in an earlier comment: “If you want/need to edit your character, please re-fill out the form in entirety. Where it says “Anything else you want to add?” please include the words “EDITED ENTRY” – I will be sure to judge your edited entry, not the original.” (Hope that helped, Faith! 😀 )

  28. Twistedthicket commented on:

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

  29. Anthony commented on:

    I am so excited for this, I have thought hard for my character!

  30. Aaron Robbins commented on:

    What a great contest. Thank you for allowing me to share the character that has been living in my head a long time.

  31. Emi commented on:

    Agh!!!! You guys I’m so nervous! Last day to enter in and just three more days until a winner is chosen… I really wish I could see other’s entries…

  32. Emi Moore commented on:

    Agh!!!! You guys I’m so nervous! Last day to enter in and just three more days until a winner is chosen… I really wish I could see other’s entries…

  33. Emi Moore commented on:

    Sorry I think I sent that twice!

  34. Ester Salgado commented on:

    I just entered! I’m super excited!

  35. lolnexus commented on:
    It is a great article. You will surely like this also because it is a great stuff, yeah it’s give us lots of interest and pleasure I have enjoyed reading many of the articles and posts contained on the website, keep up the good work and hope to read some more interesting content in the future

  36. Marissa commented on:

    Selena – if your character is chosen and you DON’T want me to use them in that sequel, then that is 100% up to you!

    Emrys – absolutely! I would love to know if some of the characters inspired by this contest later go on to star in their own works. ^_^

  37. Kathryn Jensen commented on:

    It would be really cool if you could tell us when you have picked the winners, or even better, what heroes got picked. (You have no idea how nervous I am!!! XD )

  38. Steveninfat commented on:


  39. Emi Moore commented on:

    I am so nervous… Please tell us when you picked the winners…

  40. Vera Ambers commented on:

    Which social media page will you be posting the results on? Or will you be sending the notification to the winners in email?

  41. Savannah Grace commented on:

    I agree with Vera – I’d love to know where you’re going to be posting the results 😉

  42. Shion Cook commented on:

    Super excited for the new book! my character isnt the best since i had such short notice to create it but im excited to see everything.
    i can create art for my chara if u want.

    Hope u have a great day!

  43. A. Lakin ✨ commented on:

    I can’t wait to know who won! This is the best contest EVER!?

  44. S commented on:

    It would be so cool if you could post all of the entries so we could see!! Thank you so much for hosting this contest! I had so much fun creating Persephone

  45. Bella I. commented on:


  46. ?? commented on:

    Can I buy the box somewhere or is it exclusive to this contest? Also, I love ALL your books and renegades is amazing!!

  47. Hayes commented on:

    Is Callum the entry who won??

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