How To Vote In The Sir Julius Vogel Awards

Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand, the anthology I co-edited with Mark Pirie, is on the final ballot in the Best Collected Work category at the Sir Julius Vogel Awards – and there are many fine works nominated in all the categories.

The administrators have now released this handy guide on…

How to Vote

To be eligible to vote, you must be a member of SFFANZ or an Attending or Supporting member of Au Contraire – the 31st New Zealand National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention (taking in place in Wellington on 27-29 August 2010).

If you wish to vote but are not attending Au Contraire, postal and email voting options are explained here:

Postal and email voting starts now and will continue until 20 August 2010 inclusive. Voting actually started as soon as the email voting form was available, so if you have already voted, it is valid assuming all eligibility criteria has been meet.

If you are attending Au Contraire you may vote at Au Contraire. Please keep a look out for the SJV Ballot Box and SJV Table.

If you wish to vote, but are not a member of SFFANZ, you can join for NZ $10.00 and send in your vote with your membership fee. Cheques should be made out to “SFFANZ”

You may vote for one, some or all of the categories.

Many of the works are available at your local library or bookshop. There is plenty of time to read or preview the nominated works before voting closes. We also have more links to the nominated works at

Some of the nominated works are available to download whole, free-of-charge.

If you have any questions, please contact June Young, press (at)