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 2016.
The winners of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for 2016 have been voted on and announced. The list can be found here.
The next nomination period will start later in the year. Please check back here or on our home page for those announcements.
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.
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.
|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.