Nominations for the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now being accepted. The nomination period will close at 8.00 pm on 31 March 2017. The awards recognise excellence and achhievement in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents, and first published or released in the 2016 calendar year.
We are using a web-based system for nominations this year to aid our administrative processes. Full information about the awards, including the rules and criteria for the Sir Julius Vogel Award, can be found here.
Anyone can make a nomination and it is free! To make a nomination, go to http://www.sffanz.org.nz/sjv/sjvAwards.shtml and fill out the web-based nomination form.
Get busy reading NZ authors and watching NZ movies to find work to nominate. We have a list of New Zealand works that may be eligible for nomination here.
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Nominations for the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel awards will open on 1 January 2017. The awards recognise excellence and achievement in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents, and first published or released in the 2016 calendar year.
Anyone can make a nomination and it is free! To make a nomination please email firstname.lastname@example.org. See the website for the categories and get busy reading NZ authors and watching NZ movies. We have a list of New Zealand works that may be eligible for nomination here.
The rules and criteria for the Sir Julius Vogel Award can be found here.
Have you ever wondered why the NZ national sf/f awards are named to honour former premier Sir Julius Vogel? It is because he is regarded as the first New Zealander to write an SF novel: Anno Domini 2000, or, Woman’s Destiny, published in 1889.
This book is easy enough to obtain and we don’t usually promote books for sale* here. However, this one for sale at Arty Bees is a bit special – it is actually signed by the man himself.
(* – we don’t promote books for sale as such, but we will post news of events – launch events, signing/reading tours etc by local authors. Drop us a line if you know of such an event)
The 2016 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been presented.
The Awards recognise achievements by New Zealanders, both amateur and professional, in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres.
This year voting took place at Au Contraire 2016, the 37th National Science Fiction convention held in Wellington over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, Voting was open to members of SFFANZ (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand) and the convention.
The numberof votes cast this year was the highest recorded in the awards’ 15-year history, and saw a number of youth members of the convention taking an active interest in New Zealand genre literature.
SFFANZ president Norman Cates said “We were delighted with the level of participation and interest in the awards from an impressively wide variety of people. We strive to keep improving the significance of the awards. Going into the future, we hope to continue building the awards with the help of SFFANZ members and future conventions.”
A full list of winners is appended.
Professional Awards Category Winners
||Ardus by Jean Gilbert, Rogue House Publishing
|Best Youth Novel
||Dragons Realm by Eileen Mueller (Fairytale Factoy)
||The Ghost of Matter by Octavia Cade, published in Shortcuts: Track 1 (Paper Road Press)
|Best Short Story
||“The Thief’s Tale” by Lee Murray
|Best Collected Work
||Write Off Line 2015: The Earth We Knew, Jean Gilbert/Chad Dick (eds)
|Best Professional Artwork
||Cover for Shortcuts: Track 1, by Casey Bailey
|Best Professional Production/Publication
||White Cloud Worlds Anthology 3, Paul Tobin (ed), published by Weta Worksho
|Best New Talent
Fan Award Category Winners
|Best Fan Production/publication
||Phoenixine, by John and Lynelle Howell
|Best Fan Artwork
||Keith Smith – for contributions to Novazine
|Best Fan Writing
Special Award Category Winners
Services to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Marie Hodgkinson
Servies to Fandom Glenn Young
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The email and postal voting period for the 2016 Sir Julius Vogel awards is now open.
Ballot counting takes place at Au Contraire 2016, so you can vote there, or email or post your votes to SFFANZ.
If you email or post your votes, they must reach us by 1st June, 2016. In all other cases, they must reach us by the close of voting at Au Contraire 2016 at 12 noon, Sunday 5th June 2016.
Please note that you must be a member of SFFANZ or a member of Au Contraire 2016 to vote for the Sir Julius Vogel awards.
Each eligible voter may only submit one ballot.
The voting form can be downloaded here.
As reminder for those who haven’t registered yet, that the 37th National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention for New Zealand starts in just 4 weeks.
Au Contraire 2016 will be running over Queens Birthday Weekend 3-5 June, 2016, at the CQ Hotel in Cuba Street, Wellington.
Voting and presentation of the Sir Julius Vogel awards will take place at this event. For more details about Au Contraire check out their news feed.
The SJV voter packet is available for members of SFFANZ or Au Contraire 2016.
For full information on the finalists, and how to access the SJV voter packet, go to the SFFANZ website