Table O1: Awards: Overview
 

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This table summarizes the awards compiled in this Index — what kinds of works each honors, who gives the award, how it's determined. The top 11 awards are listed first, as on the homepage, followed by all others alphabetically.

• In the Award column, (X) indicates the award is defunct; (i) indicates it is awarded intermittently rather than every year. Click on the name to go the pages in this Index that give complete results for this award.
• The SFFH column indicates that the award, at least nominally, applies specifically to science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror.
Scope describes briefly the kinds of works eligible for the award.
Domain indicates kinds of recipients or works that receive the award, where New indicates new writers, artists, or works; Life indicates lifetime achievement; and subsequent abbreviations indicate Novels, Collections and/or Anthologies, Short Fiction, Poetry, Nf Nonfiction, Art, Dramatic works, and Fan activities or works.
Determined By indicates who decides the award;
Associated With indicates who sponsors, hosts, or authorizes the award;
Method indicates the voting mechanism or type of award outcome. See Users Guide Definitions for further details and explanation.

Award SFFH Scope Domain Determined By Associated With Method
M A J O R   A W A R D S
Hugo
 [official site]
sf SF works New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members annual World Science Fiction Convention [Worldcon] ballot
Nebula
 [official site]
sf SF works, American publication New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) ballot
World Fantasy
 [official site]
f Fantasy works New Life
N CA S
P Nf A D F
Judges World Fantasy Convention ballot
Stoker
 [official site]
h Horror works New Life
N CA S
P Nf A D F
Members Horror Writer's Association ballot
Chesley
 [official site]
Artworks New Life
N CA S P Nf
A D F
Members Association of SF & Fantasy Artists (ASFA) ballot
Campbell Memorial
 [official site]
sf SF novel New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges University of Kansas, Lawrence prize
Sturgeon
 [official site]
sf SF short fiction New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Judges University of Kansas, Lawrence shortlist
Clarke
 [official site]
sf SF novel, British publication New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges Science Fiction Foundation, British SF Association, London Science Museum shortlist
Philip K. Dick
 [official site]
sf SF novel, first published in US as pb New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges Philadelphia Science Fiction Society shortlist
Tiptree
 [official site]
Gender-exploring works New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council shortlist
Locus sffh SF works New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Readers Locus magazine poll

OTHER AWARDS, ALPHABETICALLY
AnLab sf Works published in Analog New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Readers Analog magazine poll
Apollo (X)
 [official site]
sf SF novel, French publication New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
ASFA Web
 [official site]
Art websites New Life
N CA S P Nf
A D F
Judges Association of SF & Fantasy Artists (ASFA) prize
Asimov's sf Works published in Asimov's New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Readers Asimov's magazine poll
Aurealis
 [official site]
sffh Works by Australians New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges ballot
Aurora
 [official site]
sf Works by Canadians New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members annual Canadian SF convention ballot
Balrog (X) f Fantasy works New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members various Midwest US conventions ballot
Big Heart (i) Lifetime fan achievement New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Forrest J Ackerman prize
British Fantasy
 [official site]
f Fantasy works, British publication New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members British Fantasy Society (BFS) ballot
British SF
 [official site]
sf SF works, British publication New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) ballot
Campbell New Writer sf New writer of past 2 yrs New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Worldcon ballot (voted with Hugos)
Carl Brandon
 [official site]
Works by/about people of color New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges Carl Brandon Society prize
Chandler (i)
 [official site]
Contributions to Australian SF New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Australian Science Fiction Foundation prize
Cordwainer
 [official site]
sf SF writer lifetime achievement New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges Cordwainer Smith Foundation prize
Crawford
 [official site]
f First fantasy novel New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) shortlist
Crook
 [official site]
First novel New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Balticon (annual Baltimore convention) prize
David Gemmell
 [official site]
f Fantasy novel New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Readers ballot
Deathrealm (X)
 [official site]
Fantasy works New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Readers Deathrealm magazine poll
Dell Undergrad
 [official site]
Story by unpublished writer New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Judges International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA)
Ditmar
 [official site]
Works by Australians New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Australian National SF Convention ballot
Dwarf Stars
 [official site]
Short poems New Life
N CA S
P Nf A D F
members Science Fiction Poetry Association ballot
Eaton Lifetime Achievement New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges Eaton Conference prize
Emperor Norton San Francisco Bay area achievements New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
prize
Endeavour
 [official site]
sf/f Book by writing living in Pacific Northwest New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges shortlist
Evans Insufficiently recognized writer New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges prize
FAAn
 [official site]
Fanzine fan achievement New Life
N CA S P Nf A D
F
Members Corflu, annual fanzine convention prizes
First Fandom (i)
 [official site]
Senior member of fandom New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Fountain
 [official site]
Short fiction New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Judges Speculative Literature Foundation prize
Gandalf (X) f Fantasy novel and writer New Life
N
CA S P Nf A D F
Members Worldcon ballot (voted with Hugos)
Gaughan
 [official site]
Emerging artist New Life
N CA S P Nf
A D F
Members New England SF Association (NESFA) prize
Gaylactic Spectrum
 [official site]
Gay/Lesbian/ bisexual/ transgendered works New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Gaylactic Network (gay/lesbian fans) ballot
Geffen
 [official site]
sf/f Novels published in Hebrew New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members annual Israeli convention prize
George Turner (i) sf Unpublished first novel New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Editors Transworld Publishers, Sydney prize
Golden Duck
 [official site]
sf Children's SF New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members prizes
Hayakawa
 [official site]
sf Works published in Hayakawa's SF magazine New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Readers Hayakawa's SF magazine poll
Heinlein
 [official site]
sf Lifetime achievement New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges Heinlein Society prize
HOMer sf SF works New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members CompuServe SF forum ballot
Hubbard
 [official site]
sf New writers and artists New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Judges prizes
IAFA
 [official site]
Scholarship and service New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) prizes
I-Con
 [official site]
Contributions fo SF New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members I-Con annual convention prize
Ignotus
 [official site]
Works published in Spain New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Spanish Science Fiction Association (AEFCF) ballot
Imaginaire
 [official site]
Works published in France New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Jury SF specialists prize
Int. Horror Guild
 [official site]
h Horror works New Life
N CA S
P Nf A D F
Judges ballot
International Fantasy (X) f Fantasy works New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges prizes
Interzone Poll Stories published in Interzone New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Readers Interzone magazine poll
Italia
 [official site]
Works published in Italy New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members annual Italcon prize
James White
 [official site]
sf Unpublished SF story New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Judges prize
Jupiter (X) sf SF novels and stories New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Instructors of SF in Higher Education ballot
Lambda
 [official site]
sffh Gay and Lesbian literature New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Lambda Literary Foundation ballot
Lasswitz
 [official site]
Works published in Germany New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Jury SF professionals prize
Lord Ruthven
 [official site]
h Vampire books New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Lord Ruthven Assembly prize
McNamara
 [official site]
Australian professional achievement New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judge prize
Mechanical Peach
 [official site]
International short fiction competition New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Jury prize
Milford Lifetime achievement in editing New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
prize
Mythopoeic
 [official site]
f Works in tradition of Tolkien, et al New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Mythopoeic Society ballot
Phantastik
 [official site]
Works published in Germany New Life
N
CA S P Nf A D F
Readers Phantastik.de website poll
Prix Ozone
 [official site]
Works published in France New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Jury prize
Prix Utopia
 [official site]
Lifetime achievement New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges annual Utopiales International Festival prize
Prometheus
 [official site]
sf Libertarian SF New Life
N
CA S P Nf A D F
Members Libertarian Futurist Society ballot
Quill
 [official site]
sffh SF/F/H books New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Readers Quills Foundation poll
Readercon (X) Small press books and magazines New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Small Press Writers and Artists Organization (SPWA prizes
Retro Hugo (i) Hugo categories 50 years previous New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Worldcon ballot (voted with Hugos)
Rhysling
 [official site]
sf Poetry New Life
N CA S
P Nf A D F
Members SF Poetry Association vote of nominees
Rotsler
 [official site]
Lifetime work by fan artist New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges Southern California Institute for Fan Interests (SCIFI) prize
Sapphire
 [official site]
sf Romance works New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges SF Romance Newsletter ballot
Seiun Works published in Japan New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members Japanese SF Convention ballot
SESFA
 [official site]
Works by Southeast US writers New Life
N
CA S P Nf A D F
Readers scifidimensions webzine ballot
SF Age Poll (X) Stories published in SF Age Magazine New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Readers Science Fiction Age magazine poll
SF Chronicle (X) SF works New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Readers Science Fiction Chronicle magazine poll
SF Hall of Fame
 [official site]
sf Lifetime achievement New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Board members Kansas City SF Society/Center for the Study of SF prizes
SF Site Poll
 [official site]
sffh SF/F/H books New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Readers SF Site website poll
SFRA Awards
 [official site]
Scholarship and service New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Officials SF Research Association (SFRA) prizes
SFWA Awards (i)
 [official site]
sf Contribution; service; screenwriting New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Officers SFWA prizes
SFWA Grand Master
 [official site]
sf SF writer lifetime achievement New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Officers Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) prize
Shirley Jackson
 [official site]
fh New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Sidewise
 [official site]
sf Alternate history New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges Uchronia, The Alternate History List shortlists
Sir Julius Vogel
 [official site]
Works by New Zealand fans and professionals New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members National Convention or SFFANZ ballot
Skylark
 [official site]
Contribution in spirit of E.E. Smith New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members New England SF Association (NESFA) prize
Spectrum
 [official site]
Art works New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges Spectrum anthologies prizes
Sunburst
 [official site]
sf Book by Canadian writer New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges shortlist
TABA (X) sf Hardcover and paperback New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members National Book Foundation shortlist
Tour Eiffel
 [official site]
Novels published in France New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Officials Eiffel Society prize
UPC
 [official site]
Unpublished novellas New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Judges Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya prize
Warner Aspect (i) sf Unpublished first SF novel New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Editors Warner Aspect books prize
Wooden Rocket
 [official site]
SF/F websites New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Readers SF Crowsnest website poll
World Horror Grandmaster
 [official site]
h Lifetime achievement New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Members annual World Horror Convention prize
Worldcon Special Award (i)
 [official site]
Occasional special honors New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Officials World SF Convention committee prizes
WSFA Small Press
 [official site]
Short fiction from small press publications New Life
N CA
S P Nf A D F
Members Washington Science Fiction Association ballot
Xatafi-Cyberdark
 [official site]
Works published in Spain New Life
N CA S P Nf A D F
Judges prize
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