- Participants must sign up for the appropriate category: Pre-K, Kids, Teens, Adults, Pets.
- One costumed participant per entry. Solo photos only, no group entries allowed.
- Costumes can be purchased, handmade, or assembled by participants.
- All types of costumes are eligible to compete.
- No real or realistic-looking weapons are allowed.
- No nudity, obscenity, gore, sexuality or cultural insensitivity will be allowed.
- Lack of clothing does not = costume; tops and bottoms must be worn in the photos.
- Attendees who do not comply with the rules will be disqualified from the contest.
The contest is open to residents of Lee, Charlotte, and Collier counties. There are five categories: Pre-K (ages birth to 4), Kids (ages 5 -11), Teens (ages 12-18), Adults (ages 19 and up), Pets. Any contestant who is a minor must have parental/legal guardian consent in order to enter the contest. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to use the entrant’s submission photo in future publications. Winners or parents/guardians will be contacted by email and/or phone and must be able to collect the prize, in person, at their local library branch and show a photo ID or a Lee County library card when picking up the prize.
To enter, follow these simple steps.
- Take a photo of yourself in costume, holding a sign that says “Fandom Fest 2020.”
- Complete an online entry form and upload your entry below between October 1-24.
- Make sure to submit your photo in the correct category, or it may not be approved. Any photos entered into the wrong age group will be automatically disqualified.
- One costume submission per person.
- Submissions must abide by the official rules.
- Do not delete the original photo after entering the contest.
- Don’t forget to come back and vote and encourage others to vote from October 25-31.
Contestants are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to prospective voters. Public Online Voting will take place from October 25 – October 31, 2020. Each entry will be scored based on the number of Public Online Votes received. Eligible contestants that receive the highest total scores per category will be the grand prize winners.* Winners will be contacted by email and/or phone and must be able to collect the prize, in person, at their local library branch and show a photo ID or a Lee County library card. All winners will be notified via email. Prizes unclaimed after two weeks will be subject to forfeit and the runner up will be notified via email.
*Lee County Library System reserves the right to refuse any entry.
- Birth to Pre-K – First Responders Dress-Up Set
- Kids – Cosplay Superhero Cape and Mask Set
- Teens – Unisex Black Hoodie Poncho
- Adults – Hulk Smash Gloves
- Pets – Pampered Pet Basket
Enter The Contest
The costume gallery and link to enter the contest will be available here starting October 1.