If you are a speculative fiction creator, writer or editor in or from New Zealand, you probably have work that qualifies for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards, the only national speculative fiction awards in New Zealand. The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are fan-based awards, are run and awarded by SFFANZ, and are in no way connected to SpecFicNZ.
As the national, professional, speculative fiction writers association, SpecFicNZ wants to encourage its members to nominate their works, and the works of others for the SJVs.
Simply being nominated for an award is something you can put in letters to editors and agents when you submit material. It is a fantastic accolade to put on your website or blog. Making it to the final ballot is even better. And winning can be a huge confidence and career booster.
Nominations for the 2012 SJV’s open on January 1, 2012 and close March 31, 2102. Anyone from anywhere can nominate a work via e-mail and details can be found HERE. Placement on the final ballot is determined by the number of nominations received.
Final ballot 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.
Members of SpecFicNZ DO NOT have voting rights unless they join SFFANZ or purchase Con membership.
Please support New Zealand Speculative Fiction by nominating and voting for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards.