Ditmar 2020 Voting Extended to September 6

Voting for the Australian Ditmar Award is now open until September 6 2020.

Convention members for Continuum 19, Swancon 20/21 and Swancon 2019 are welcome to vote.

2020 Ditmar Award Ballot released; voting now open

The Ditmar subcommittee are pleased to announce that voting for the Australian SF ("Ditmar") Award for 2020 is now open, and will remain open until one minute before midnight Perth time on Sunday, 6th of September, 2020 (ie. 11.59pm, GMT+8).


The 2020 ballot is as follows:

BEST NOVEL
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Claiming T-Mo, Eugen Bacon, Meerkat Press.
The Year of the Fruit Cake, Gillian Polack, IFWG Publishing Australia.

BEST SHORT FICTION
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"into bones like oil", Kaaron Warren, in Into Bones like Oil, Meerkat Press.
"Whom My Soul Loves", Rivqa Rafael, in Strange Horizons, 11 November 2019.

BEST COLLECTED WORK
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Collision, J.S. Breukelaar, Meerkat Press.

BEST ARTWORK
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INSUFFICIENT NOMINATIONS

BEST FAN PUBLICATION IN ANY MEDIUM
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Be The Serpent podcast, Alexandra Rowland, Jennifer Mace and Freya Marske.
SF Commentary, Bruce Gillespie.

BEST FAN WRITER
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Bruce Gillespie, for writing in SF Commentary.
Elizabeth Fitzgerald, for reviews in Skiffy and Fanty.

BEST FAN ARTIST
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INSUFFICIENT NOMINATIONS

BEST NEW TALENT
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Freya Marske.

WILLIAM ATHELING JR. AWARD FOR CRITICISM OR REVIEW
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Eugen Bacon, for "Writing Speculative Fiction", Red Globe Press.
Grant Watson, reviews on FictionMachine.

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Votes can be sent via email to:

<ditmars@sf.org.au>.

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Note that some categories include fewer than five nominees, because insufficient eligible nominees received the required minimum number of nominations for the category.

The Novella/Novelette and Short Story categories have been combined into one as per Ditmar Rule 5.3.

If possible, please vote online at:

<https://ditmars.sf.org.au/voting>

The online voting system provides a passworded facility to adjust your vote at any time before the close of voting.

Alternatively, votes will be accepted via email to:

<ditmars@sf.org.au>

Postal ballots will be distributed in the near future.

Voting for the Ditmar Award is conducted in accordance with the rules specified at http://wiki.sf.org.au/Ditmar_rules, and is open to members of Swancon 2019, 2020 or 2021 (including supporting members) and to members of Continuum who were eligible to vote in the 2019 Award. Voting in all award categories is by the optional preferential system, and each eligible individual may vote only once. All ballots (including emailed ballots) should include the name and address of the voter. If you have questions regarding the ballot or voting procedure, please email <ditmars@sf.org.au>.