The Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) is pleased to announce nominations for the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel awards are open and nominations are now being accepted. The nomination period will close at 11.59 pm NZT on 31st March 2020. 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 2019 calendar year.
The voting will occur in May, with votes only being accepted if they are sent in electronically or physically. The awards will be presented at CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention being held in Wellington 29th July-02 August 2020.
A nomination made by a SFFANZ member carries a weight of two nominations, where non-members’ nominations carry a weight of one.
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, fill out the web-based nomination form here.
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.