‘Star Wars’ fans unite and celebrate! Star Wars.com has announced Star Wars Fan Awards 2018 with a chance to show off your fandom and win based on votes from both Lucasfilm and your peers! The Awards are a way to celebrate the amazing fans of ‘Star Wars’ who gather year-long at movies, conventions, the internet, and around their TV’s to take in everything ‘Star Wars’ and a chance for them to show off their talent, their skills, and their own art to their fellow fans and the world at large. The winners of each category will be chosen by a special panel of Lucasfilm judges, with an Audience Choice award decided by the fans themselves. At the end, all of the winners will be announced on a special episode of ‘The Star Wars Show,’ which will also feature a few other exciting surprises according to StarWars.com.

Here is the complete list of categories from the site:

  • “Videos – Long (Up to 5 Minutes) and Short (Up to 15 Seconds): Best Animation, Best Stop Motion, Best Comedy, Best Choreography, Best Visual Effects, Audience Choice, Filmmaker Select, Spirit of Fandom
  • Photos: Best Scene-Inspired Photo, Best Family Portrait, Best Throwback Photo, Best Original Concept, Funniest, Best Pet Photography, Best Star Wars Food Presentation, Best in Show, Audience Choice
  • Visual Art: Best Digital Art, Best Poster Art, Best Custom Costume, Best 2-D/Traditional Art, Best 3-D/Physical Art, Best Custom Figure, Best Custom Diorama, Best in Show, Audience Choice”

For those interested in submitting their work, check out StarWarsFanAwards.com for periodic updates, and make sure to send in your submissions between July 18th, 2018 and September 17th, 2018. And for everyone wanting to check out the submissions and submit your vote for the Audience Choice portion, voting opens on November 2nd, 2018, and closes on November 13th, 2018.

And here’s the fine print from the website:

“NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter contest between 7/18/18 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“PT”) and 9/17/18 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., Canada (excluding Quebec), Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico who are 13+ at time of entry. Limit 1 submission per genre per person. There are 34 Star Wars prize packs available to be won (Estimated Value: US$200 each). See Official Rules available on www.StarWars.com on or after7/11/18 for full details on how to enter, eligibility requirements, prize description and limitations. Void in Quebec and where prohibited.  Sponsor: Disney Online, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521-7667.”

Source: StarWars.com