Photo Contest Winners from Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated in the Fourth Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013, an event to celebrate antibullying and geek pride while also donating a toy to a child in need!

I asked people to send me their photos from the day, with the promise that I would choose three photos as winners.  The winners will each receive a new copy of my award-winning book, Bullied, signed by both me and my Star-Wars-loving daughter Katie, who inspired the book.

Without further ado, here are the three winning pictures and the four honorable mentions! Each picture includes the caption that went with it.

@JustChrisByrd: Take a stand against bullying!

@JustChrisByrd: Take a stand against bullying!

@korin_p: Donated these lightsabers to CHiPs for kids!

@korin_p: Donated these lightsabers to CHiPs for kids!

Amber Morrison: Her shirt says Love Your Enemies

Amber Morrison: Her shirt says Love Your Enemies

Amber Morrison, Chris Byrd and Korin P.,  please email me your mailing addresses so I can send you a copy of Bullied!  My email is portraitofanadoption@gmail.com

There were so many awesome pictures, and it was hard to pick just three winners.  The following four pictures have received Honorable Mentions, and I am sure the kids who receive toys in honor of WSWSSW will be very happy.

Stacy Sergent: My dog Hurley (whose bandana has the symbols of the Rebel Alliance and Empire) shows off the Star Wars toys my party guests brought to donate to local kids in need. Tomorrow they will be dropped off at a local charity, with labels saying that girls love Star Wars too!

Stacy Sergent: My dog Hurley (whose bandana has the symbols of the Rebel Alliance and Empire) shows off the Star Wars toys my party guests brought to donate to local kids in need. Tomorrow they will be dropped off at a local charity, with labels saying that girls love Star Wars too!

@HelloGreedo Donated this stack of Star Wars books/ comics to a local children’s hospital

@HelloGreedo Donated this stack of Star Wars books/ comics to a local children’s hospital

@501st Legion: TheBellaTrooper has completed her TK Commander armor just in time for WSWSSW2013 & is ready for TheGalacticAcademy!

@501st Legion: TheBellaTrooper has completed her TK Commander armor just in time for WSWSSW2013 & is ready for TheGalacticAcademy!

Cristian Balaski: Me, my daughter, my wife and my daughter's BFF showing off the toys we're donating!

Cristian Balaski: Me, my daughter, my wife and my daughter's BFF showing off the toys we're donating!

It was a wonderful and exciting day, with broad support from the geek community!  We are thrilled with the outcome.  For those of you whose photos were not selected, please know it was really tough to decide, and we appreciated every single person who participated!

To read the full background on this day, click here.

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