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Your Star Wars art, photos and movies could win a Lucasfilm award

Get your Force-filled creativity going.

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Can you make an awesome Stormtrooper animation? Lucasfilm wants to see it.

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Lucasfilm has been honoring Star Wars fan-made films since 2002, and now it's expanding its contest to praise Star Wars art as well.

Lucasfilm and StarWars.com announced the newly renamed Star Wars Fan Awards was on Monday, expanding the previous Star Wars Fan Film Awards to include photo and visual art categories on top of the existing video category.

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Winners will be selected both by Lucasfilm's panel of judges and an audience vote, with awards including best scene-inspired photo, best animation and best Star Wars food presentation, among several others.

The full rules can be found on StarWarsFanAwards.com, and submissions are being accepted from July 17 through Sept. 17. Winners will be announced on The Star Wars Show on an unannounced date.

The last Fan Film Awards took place in 2016, and the Filmmaker Select winner was TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story, embedded below, which is a gritty tale of a stormtrooper justifying his actions as part of the Empire.

The contest comes as the Star Wars fan base itself could use some good PR. Following last month's reports that Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Kelly Marie Tran left Instagram due to facing social media harassment, other Star Wars fans created a series of fan art pieces to show support for the actress.