|The Sir Julius Vogel awards are fan voted awards for
various endeavours in the science fiction, fantasy or horror fields. Professional
nominations can be for novels, short stories, art and others. Fan nominations can be for
fanzine, writing, art, Services to Fandom, Services to Science Fiction and more.
on the Sir Julius Vogel Awards takes place before and at the National Science Fiction
convention each year. You are eligible to vote if you are a member of SFFANZ, OR a member
of the National Science Fiction convention that year. You are only entitled to one vote,
even if you belong to both.
Sir Julius Vogel Awards
Nominations for the 2015 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now being accepted. The nomination
period will close at 8.00pm on 31st January 2015. 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 2014 calendar year.
Anyone can make a nomination and it is free! To make a nomination please email firstname.lastname@example.org. So 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, criteria and categories for the awards can be found by clicking this link.
Guidelines for nominations can be found by clicking this link.
|Sir Julius Vogel was a Prime Minister of New Zealand, and
wrote in 1889 what was probably the first full length Science Fiction novel by a New
Zealander, Anno Domini 2000 - A Woman's Destiny.
This book was strongly centred
around New Zealand, and was a utopian view of the future in which women would hold many
positions of authority. "Predictions" which have come true...
At OdysseyCon in 2001, the proposal was made to have the fan awards called the Sir
Julius Vogel Awards. The vote by the fans was near unanimous in favour of the name.