|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.
Voting 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 2015.
The results of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards of 2015 are available here.
Instructions for downloading the nominated works can be found here.
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.
The rules, criteria and categories for the awards 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.