|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 2014 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now being accepted. The
nomination period will close at 8.00pm on 15th February 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 2013 calendar year. Anyone can
make a nomination and it is free! To make a nomination please email email@example.com. Explore this website
for information about 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, at http://www.sffanz.org.nz/lists/lists.shtml.
The rules and criteria for the awards can be found here.
Guidelines for nominations can be found here.
|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.