Superhero Costume Photo Contest: UPDATE We Have a Winner!

Superhero Costume Photo Contest: UPDATE We Have a Winner!

Meet Our Winner!

We are super excited to announce Anthony, AKA “LEGO Batman” has been voted winner of our 2020 Superhero Costume Contest! We’re sending him a super special Halloween bag filled with goodies fit for a Superhero. Congrats & keep Gotham safe!

Show us your Superhero!

It’s that time again – what will you be for Halloween? A witch? A ghost? How about a superhero? Well at To the Moon and Back WE WANT TO SEE YOUR SUPERHERO! We know all you kids have it in you. You’re strong in the toughest of times. Resilient to adversity. You pick other kids up when they need support. And you have goodness in your heart. We want to highlight your greatness. Email us a picture of you in your best superhero costume. Happy Halloween!


  • The grand prize is a super-mega-awesome Halloween gift bag with all sorts of contents worthy of a superhero!
  • The first 5 submissions and all finalists will receive a copy of “Sam the Superhero and His Super Life” a book published to create awareness around some of the challenges faced by kids born substance-exposed.
  • There will also be a number of Judge’s Awards! For what, you may ask? It’s a surprise!


  • We are open to photo submissions right now! See instructions below.
  • The final day to submit your photo is Oct 24th.
  • Finalists will be posted on our website on Oct 27 (we’ll let you know on Facebook to remind you!), and you can vote for your favorite superhero costume!
  • Voting on our website remains open until noon on the 30th then we announce the winner that night. In time for bragging rights on Halloween!

Contest Rules:

  • We welcome photos of children ages 0-15 living in the Continental US.
  • Children of board members unfortunately can’t apply
  • Pictures from previous years can be utilized, as long as you’re still within the age range.
  • Entries must adhere strictly to all applicable copyright laws and guidelines. Judges may disqualify any entry based on a reasonable belief that the entry infringed on the copyright laws.
  • To the Moon and Back has the right to share the picture and the winner’s name on To the Moon and Back social media channels and the website

How to Submit Your Picture:

Email us at
Be sure to include your….
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
Caption/Title to Your Photo
ADD Your photo as an attachment

Sam’s Story gets a Name

Sam’s Story gets a Name

It’s time to turn the page on Sam’s book! Please help us pick a title and go to print. We were joyfully overwhelmed with the response of 182 entries, thank you so much! We have chosen our top 5 submittals, and would like your input on choosing the title. Please vote for your favorite with the form below. We will hold a week of voting and the title with the most votes will win. One vote per person please. The winner will be announced on May 18th.

We will be honoring the winner with one book signed by the authors and illustrator, and an additional 20 books donated to the libraries or schools of their choice.  We also look forward to doing virtual readings with librarians and teachers and to provide copies in schools this fall. To the Moon and Back will provide books directly to the school, library, charity or community center in the winner’s name. The winner should not expect compensation or royalties from naming the book. Copyright will belong to To The Moon and Back.