Star Wars Fan Awards 2018 //
Welcome to the Star Wars Fan Awards 2018, the ultimate celebration of Star Wars fan creativity! We want to honor the many ways that fans express their love of a galaxy far, far away -- including everything from fan-made films to cosplay and beyond.
So if you’re most impressive, we want to see what you can do. Create and submit your own Star Wars work for a chance to win a Star Wars Prize Pack consisting of Star Wars-themed merchandise and a commemorative trophy!
Check out the full range of categories below. Submissions open July 18 and close September 17. Audience Choice award voting opens November 2 and closes November 13.
An expansion of the Star Wars Fan Film Awards, a longstanding Lucasfilm tradition, the Star Wars Fan Awards will highlight the unique talents and gifts of the Star Wars fan galaxy. We would be honored if you would join us.
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 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.
Pro Tips //
Begin Date & Time: July 18, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. PT
End Date & Time: September 17, 2018 - 11:59 p.m. PT
JUDGING PERIOD (INCLUDING CATEGORY JUDGING)
Begin Date & Time: September 18, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. PT
End Date & Time: November 13, 2018 - 11:59 p.m. P.T.
FINALIST CONFIRMATION PERIOD
Begin Date & Time: October 8, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. PT
End Date & Time: October 29, 2018 - 11:59 p.m. PT
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD VOTING PHASE
Begin Date & Time: November 2, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. PT
End Date & Time: November 13, 2018 - 11:59 p.m. PT
WINNER CONFIRMATION PERIOD
Begin Date & Time: November 14, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. PT
End Date & Time: November 30, 2018 - 11:59 p.m. PT
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Submissions must be in English or Japanese. Videos not in English must include English subtitles.
Judging Criteria //
Genre Criteria: Videos
- A clear grasp of animation and/or filmmaking as an art form (17%)
- Quality of storytelling (17%)
- Character development and character design (17%)
- Voiceover and acting talent (17%)
- Originality (17%)
- Overall entertainment value (15%)
Genre Criteria: Photos and Visual Art
- A clear grasp of photography/other visual art (as applicable) as an art form (20%)
- Quality of storytelling (20%)
- Character development and character design (20%)
- Originality (20%)
- Overall entertainment value (20%)
Q: Can I use footage from the Star Wars films in my own film?
A: You cannot use any video footage from the Star Wars films in your own film. You will have access to a sound asset pack which includes official Lucasfilm music and special effect soundclips, as well as music and special effect soundclips licensed to Lucasfilm IP. You can also include officially licensed Star Wars toys, costumes, accessories, clothing, home furnishings, or kitchenware.
Q: What file size and type of file can I submit?
A: Videos must be under 500MB and can be submitted in the following formats: .avi, .mov, .mpg, and .m4v formats. Photos and Visual Art must be under 10MB in file size and can submitted in the following formats: .jpeg, .jpg, .png, and .pdf formats.
Q: Can I submit to multiple categories within a genre?
A: When you submit, you cannot choose what categories your submission will be considered for. It will automatically be considered for all categories in a genre. You can submit 1 entry in each of the following 4 genres: Long Video, Short Video, Visual Art, and Photo.
Q: What are the Finalist Confirmation and Winner Confirmation periods?
A: During the Finalist Confirmation and Winner Confirmation periods, potential finalists and potential winners will be contacted by the contest administrator, LeadDog, to request written copies of release forms for their submission. Please make sure your email and contact info are up-to-date in your Star Wars account, in case you are notified.
Q: Can I get an extension on the submission deadline if I have technical difficulties?
A: No, unfortunately you cannot get an extension on the submission period because of technical difficulties. Please begin the submission process with plenty of time in case you encounter a problem uploading.
Q: Can a team of people enter a submission together?
A: A group or team of people can work on a submission together but one individual, usually the project manager, will submit the entry and collect the award in the event the submission is a winner.
Q: Can 1 piece of work be submitted to multiple genres?
A: You can submit one piece of work to multiple qualifiying genres. However, the piece will be judged differently based on the genre. For example, a photo of a cosplay project can be submitted to both Photography and Visual Arts, but will be judged on different criteria for each.
Q: Can children under the age of 18 be included in entries?
A: Children under the age of 18 may be included in entries. Written approval for use of likeness needs to be provided by everyone to appear in an entry, with parental consent documented for anyone under the age of 18.