Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2011: Congratulations To The Winners!

The 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Awards – New Zealand’s annual awards for science fiction, fantasy and horror – were awarded at Queen’s Birthday Weekend at ConText, New Zealand’s 2011 national Science Fiction Convention.

I didn’t attend the Con, and didn’t have anything on the ballot, but I am glad to see some friends and familiar names among the winners. Congratulations, one and all! Here’s the official press release announcing the results, with some links I’ve added.

Sir Julius Vogel Awards for New Zealand Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

2011 Results Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Categories and winners in each category are listed.

Professional Awards Section

Best Novel – Adult

Joint Winners:

The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe (Orbit)

The Questing Road by Lyn McConchie (Tor Books)

Best Novel – Young Adult

Winner : Summer of Dreaming by Lyn McConchie (Cyberwizard Publications)

Best Short Story

Winner: High Tide At Hot Water Beach by Paul Haines
(A Foreign Country: New Zealand Speculative Fiction), Random Static

Best Novella/Novelette

Winner: A Tale Of The Interferers – Hunger For Forbidden Flesh by Paul Haines
(Sprawl Anthology)

Best Collected Work

Winner : A Foreign Country: New Zealand Speculative Fiction
Edited by Anna Caro and Juliet Buchanan, Random Static

Best Professional Artwork

Winner: Frank VictoriaTymon’s Flight cover
(HarperCollins Publishers Australia)

Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form

Joint Winners:

This Is Not My Life – Pilot Episode

Directors: Rob Sarkies & Pete Salmon
Executive Producers: Gavin Strawhan, Rachel Lang, Steven O’Meagher & Tim White
Producer: Tim Sanders
Associate Producer: Polly Fryer

Kaitangata Twitch – Pilot Episode

Production Shed TV
Producer: Chris Hampson
Director/Executive Producer: Yvonne Mackay
Executive Producer: Dorothee Pinfold, Jan Haynes
Associate Producer: Margaret Mahy
Writer: Gavin Strawhan, Michael Bennett and Briar Grace-Smith
Actors: Te Waimarie Kessell, George Henare

Best Professional Publication

Winner: White Cloud Worlds Anthology
Edited by Paul Tobin

Best New Talent

Winner: Karen Healey

Fan Awards Section

Best Fan Production

Winner: Doctor Who Podcast
Paul Mannering
Broken Sea Productions

Best Fan Writing

Winner: Jacqui Smith
Musings From Under The Mountain and Novazine Contributions

Best Publication

Winner: Novazine
Edited by Jacqui Smith

Special Awards

Services to Fandom

Winner: Ross Temple

Services to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

Winner: Simon Litten

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