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Chronos Awards

The Chronos Awards are held annually to honour excellence in Victorian SF, Fantasy and Horror in the year preceding the Continuum convention. Members of the Continuum convention are eligible to vote in the awards, or you can purchase a Voting Membership from the Continuum Foundation for $5.

The Chronos Awards voting period is now open, until 20 May 2012.

2012 Chronos Awards Ballot and Voting

The Continuum Foundation is proud to announce the ballot for the Chronos Awards for excellence in Victorian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror in 2011.

Best Long Fiction

  • Black Glass, Meg Mundell (Scribe Publications)
  • Mole Hunt, Paul Collins (Ford Street Publishing)
  • The Key to Starveldt, Foz Meadows (Ford Street Publishing)
  • The Last Days of Kali Yuga, Paul Haines (Brimstone Press)
  • Scape e-zine, edited by Peta Freestone
  • Changing Yesterday, Sean McMullen (Ford Street Publishing)
  • Thief of Lives, Lucy Sussex (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • No Award

Best Short Fiction

  • Neverspring, Peta Freestone (in M-BRANE SF #25)
  • The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt, Paul Haines (in The Last Days of Kali Yuga)
  • Gamer’s Challenge, George Ivanoff (by Ford Street Publishing)
  • One Last Interruption Before We Begin, Stephanie Lai (in Steampowered II: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories)
  • So Sad, the Lighthouse Keeper, Steve Cameron (in Anywhere But Earth)
  • No Award

Best Fan Writer

  • Jason Nahrung
  • Alexandra Pierce
  • Peta Freestone
  • No Award

Best Fan Artist

  • Nalini Haynes
  • Marta Tesoro
  • Rebecca Ing
  • Rachel Holkner
  • No Award

Best Fan Written Work

  • Dear Space Diary, Sam Mellor (Blog – Fiction)
  • Tiptree, and a collection of her short stories, Alexandra Pierce (in Randomly Yours, Alex)
  • Interview with Meg Mundell, Nalini Haynes (in Dark Matter 3)
  • No Award

Best Fan Artwork

  • Girl Torque, Nalini Haynes (Cover for Dark Matter 3)
  • Dangerous Penguins, Marta Tesoro
  • Blue Locks, Rebecca Ing (Scape 2)
  • No Award

Best Fan Publication

  • The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
  • Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Alexandra Pierce
  • Bad Film Diaries, Grant Watson
  • Dark Matter, edited by Nalini Haynes
  • No Award

Best Achievement

  • Trailer for Gamer’s Challenge, Henry Gibbens (Ford Street Publishing)
  • Continuum 7 Opening Ceremony Video, Rachel Holkner (Continuum 7)
  • Conquilt, Rachel Holkner and Jeanette Holkner (Continuum 7)

Award Not Presented

The award for Best Artwork is not being presented due to insufficient nominations being received.

Voting Procedure

When completing a ballot, please vote for your first preference in a category by placing a number 1 against it. Further votes in the same category are optional and should be numbered sequentially in order of preference. Voting in all categories is not required.

Completed votes from Continuum 8: Craftonomicon members (full or supporting) may be sent by:

  1. email to awards@continuum.org.au; or
  2. post to:Chronos Awards Committee
    65A Limestone Ave
    BRADDON ACT 2612

To confirm voting eligibility please include your Continuum 8: Craftonomicon membership number or receipt number.

If you are not a member of Continuum 8: Craftonomicon but wish to vote for the Chronos Awards, a voting membership is available from the Continuum Foundation for $5. If you are interested in obtaining a voting membership please send an email to dozman@netspace.net.au for more information. Voting memberships are only available from the Continuum Foundation, please do not contact Continuum 8: Craftonomicon about voting memberships.

All votes must be received by Sunday 20 May 2012. Late votes will not be considered, late postal votes will be returned to sender unopened. The Chronos Awards Committee is not responsible for any delays in post or mail.

Chronos Awards: Eligibility Query

The Chronos Awards Committee has received an eligibility query regarding collected works.

The current rule for a collected work is:

4.4.1 Collected Work: A collected work is a sf/f/h collection or anthology, magazine or journal, ezine or webzine which must pay contributors in other than contributor copies and incidentals, or the editor/s of which declare the work to be professional. To be eligible the collected work must have
been produced in Victoria, or at least one of it’s major editors must have been a citizen of Victoria for the relevant calendar year. At least one edition of a collected work must have been issued in the eligible calendar year.

The query has been made in respect of collections of stories by Victorian authors that were edited and published in another state/territory.

The Committee will accept nominations for these collections.

The intent of the rule was to ensure that editing performed by Victorians could be recognised by the Chronos Awards. There was no intention to disqualify stories by Victorian authors that happen to be edited elsewhere.

To avoid this issue in future the second clause of the rule will be amended as follows:

To be eligible the collected work must have been produced in Victoria, or contain a story by a citizen of Victoria, or at least one of its major editors must have been a citizen of Victoria for the relevant calendar year.

Any queries regarding this clarification may be sent to awards@continuum.org.au.

As noted previously nominations will close on 18 March 2012, and a typographical error in the original post referring to 2010 has been corrected.

2012 Chronos Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2012 Chronos Awards for excellence in Victorian science fiction in 2011 are now open. The awards will be presented at Continuum 8: Craftonomicon.

Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:

Professional Categories:

  • Best Long Fiction (including collected works)
  • Best Short Fiction
  • Best Artwork

Fan Categories:

  • Best Fan Writer
  • Best Fan Artist
  • Best Fan Written Work
  • Best Fan Art Work
  • Best Fan Publication in any Medium

Special Award for works not eligible in existing categories:

  • Best Achievement

All nominated works must have been published during the 2011 calendar year. Please refer to the complete Chronos Awards rules for details.

Nominations can be made by:

  1. Email to awards@continuum.org.au
  2. Post to:

    Chronos Awards Committee
    65A Limestone Ave
    BRADDON ACT 2612

  3. Lodging a comment at the linked LiveJournal post. All comments are screened.

Acknowledgement emails will be sent to confirm nominations received by email or as comments. If you do not receive this email within 48 hours please lodge a comment to remind me to check the spam trap. Thank you.

All nominations must be received by final post on Sunday 18 March 2012 and the Chronos Awards Committee is not responsible for any delays in mail.

Wide distribution of this post is encouraged but please acknowledge the source and provide a link back.

Originally posted at:http://piratesobg.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/2012-chronos-awards-nominations-now-open/

2012 Chronos Awards: Announcement of Key Dates

The 2012 Chronos Awards for excellence in Victorian science fiction in 2011 will be presented at Continuum 8: Craftonomicon.

Nominations will open in two weeks and will be open for two months. The nomination and voting process will be similar to previous awards.

The key dates for the 2012 Chronos Awards are:

  • Nominations Open: Sunday 22 January 2012
  • Nominations Close: Sunday 18 March 2012
  • Voting Opens: Sunday 1 April 2012
  • Voting Closes: Sunday 20 May 2012
  • Awards Announced: Continuum 8: Craftonomicon (see the program for details)

Any queries can be sent to awards@continuum.org.au

Wide distribution of this post is welcomed but please acknowledge the source and provide a link back.

Originally posted at: http://piratesobg.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/2012-chronos-awards-key-date/