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.
The rules for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards
For reference, here are further Guidelines for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards.
Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2017
Nominations for the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Awards are now closed and the Finalists have been announced.
Voting this year will take place in person at the 2017 National Science Fiction convention, Lexicon 2017. You can also vote by email or post when the electronic voting form is available in a few weeks.
The list of nominees and how to vote can be found on the 2017 SJV Finalists page.
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.