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Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominations - 2012

This page contains an email voting form for the Sir Julius Vogel awards. If you are not going to be at unCONventional and you wish to vote, copy and paste the form into an email and send it back to us.

Please note that you will need to send it promptly. We will need to receive your email vote before 28th May 2012. You can also give your votes to someone who is coming to the convention and they can physically give it to us

If you are not a member of unCONventional or SFFANZ, you will need to renew your SFFANZ membership in order to vote for the the Sir Julius Vogel Awards. You can renew at unCONventional, or go here.

By sending in your vote with this form you are confirming that you are a member of SFFANZ or unCONventional. If you are not a member of either SFFANZ or unCONventional when the votes are counted, your vote will be disallowed.

Your vote should be emailed to


Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominees

For full details on the nominees and downloadable voting forms, please see

Voting will also be taking place at unCONventional.

Please see below the nominees for details on the preferential system of voting.

Write a number next to the nominees, in order of preference. 1 being a first choice, 2 a second choice and so on.

In order for your vote to be valid, we must receive it from an email address that we have on file for you, and you must be a member of ConText or SFFANZ.


Best Novel
[  ] Nmemesis by Pat Whitaker
[  ] Oracle's Fire by Mary Victoria
[  ] Samiha's Song by Mary Victoria
[  ] In The Heart Of Stars by Warwick Gibson
[  ] Dragons Away! by K. D. Berry
[  ] No Award


Best Youth Novel
[  ] Battle Of The Birds by Lee Murray
[  ] Space Race by Glynne MacLean
[  ] Fosterling by Emma Neale
[  ] Wings by Raymond Huber
[  ] Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson
[  ] No Award


Best Novella / Novelette
[  ] The Past Is A Bridge Best Left Burnt by Paul Haines
[  ] Steam Girl by Dylan Horrocks
[  ] Gethsemane by Elizabeth Knox
[  ] No Award


Best Short Story
[  ] Crucible by Dan Rabarts
[  ] Azif by Lynne Jamneck
[  ] Upon A Star by Debbie Cowens
[  ] Frankie And The Netball Clone by Alicia Ponder
[  ] No Award


Best Collected Work
[  ] Tales For Canterbury edited by Cassie Hart and Anna Caro
[  ] Thief Of Lives by Lucy Sussex
[  ] The Last Days Of Kali Yuga by Paul Haines
[  ] Aquasynthesis by Grace Bridges
[  ] Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies by Lucy Sussex
[  ] No Award


Best Art Work
[  ] Frank Victoria for the cover of Oracle's Fire by Mary Victoria
[  ] Donovan Bixley for the artwork of Northwood by Brian Falkner
[  ] No Award


Best Dramatic Presentation
[  ] The Almighty Johnsons
[  ] The Devil's Rock
[  ] No Award


Best Fan Publication
[  ] Novazine
[  ] Phoenixine
[  ] No Award


Best Fan Writing
[  ] June Young
[  ] Simon Litten
[  ] John Toon
[  ] Broderick Wells
[  ] Jacqui Smith
[  ] No Award


Fan Artwork
[  ] Gino Moretto - Cover Art for Eggs
[  ] Grant Preston - Novazine May 2011 Cover
[  ] Nick Kim - Artwork in Phoenixine
[  ] Keith Smith - Photography in Novazine
[  ] No Award


Best New Talent
[  ] Warwick Gibson
[  ] K. D. Berry
[  ] David Hair
[  ] No Award


Services To Fandom
[  ] Jacqui and Keith Smith
[  ] No Award


Services to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
[  ] Ripley Patton
[  ] No Award


The information collected on this ballot paper is used for the purpose of voting verification only and will not be passed on to any other parties. All voting papers are destroyed within one calendar month of the awards being announced.  You can contact us at for more information.


How the voting for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards works

Voting is based on a preferential voting system. This is the same system used for the Hugos and the Ditmars. When voting, you rank your choices in order of preference. When vote counting takes place, it's entirely possible that votes past your first choice will be significant in determining the final vote. For full details on how vote counting takes place, look in the folders containing the nominations.


There are four possible choices in the following example.


Best Furry Fan
[ 2  ] Queenie the Alien
[ 1  ] Marvin the Sheep
[ 3  ] Jemima the Frog
[    ] No Award

In this selection, I consider Marvin the Sheep to be my first choice, then Queenie, then Jemima.


No Award

The No Award option is treated like another nominee. In the above case I can ignore it, or fill it in as my fourth option.

In the following example, I consider only two of the options to be any good, so my third choice is No Award.


Best Furry Fan
[ 2  ] Queenie the Alien
[ 1  ] Marvin the Sheep
[     ] Jemima the Frog
[ 3  ] No Award

On the other hand, I might consider that only one is worth voting for, so I place my first vote accordingly, and my second option of No Award. However, if the vote counting happens in such a way that votes come down to a third choice, I want my other votes to count, so I also place votes in order for the other two options.


Best Furry Fan
[ 3  ] Queenie the Alien
[ 1  ] Marvin the Sheep
[ 4  ] Jemima the Frog
[ 2  ] No Award


Sometimes there is only one nominee in a category. When this happens, the option is given to Carry Forward the nominee until the next year of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards. In that case, the nominee is combined with any other nominations for the next year. If the nominee is still the only nominee in the category, then the option for Carry Forward is not given.


Best Furry Fan
[ 2  ] Queenie the Alien
[ 1  ] Carry Forward
[ 3  ] No Award

In conclusion, it is possible that any of your vote preferences may be significant when the votes are counted, so if possible, it is a good idea to fill in all the options in preferential order.

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