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Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now being accepted. The nomination period will close at 8.00pm on 28th February 2016. The awards recognise excellence in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents, and first published or released in the 2015 calendar year. Anyone can make a nomination and it is free!

To make a nomination please email sjv_awards@sffanz.org.nz.

We have a list of New Zealand works that may be eligible for nomination here. The rules, criteria and categories for the Awards can be found by clicking this link. Guidelines for nominations can be found by clicking this link.

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Sir Julius Vogel Award Results for 2015

The results of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for 2015 are available here.

Sir Julius Vogel Award Voter Packet Download

Items nominated for this year’s Sir Julius Vogel Award are available for downloading. Full instructions for downloading the voter pack can be found here.

Sir Terry Pratchett has died

Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and creator of the Discworld series, has died aged 66, eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

The author died at home, surrounded by his family, with his cat sleeping on his bed.

More details here.

Email / Postal Voting for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2015

The email/postal voting form for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards of 2015 is now available here.

Please note that you must be a member of SFFANZ or a member of Reconnaissance to vote for the Sir Julius Vogel awards. Ballot counting takes place at Reconnaissance, so you can vote there, or you can email or post your votes directly to SFFANZ. If you email or post your votes, they must reach us by 1st April 2015. In all other cases, they must reach us by the close of voting at Reconnaissance at 12 noon, Sunday 5th April 2015

Final Nominations for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards of 2015

The final nomination list together with a voting form for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards of 2015 is available here.

Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2015

The nomination period for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for 2015 has now closed. A list of nominated works will be published shortly.