Deadline is midnight EST, Saturday, March 19th.
HOW TO NOMINATE:
To nominate you must have a membership for 2016.
If you are a paid-up 2016 member go to “Login” (on left of screen) and put in your membership number and password.
If you were a member from last year but are not yet paid up for 2016, place cursor on “Join/Nominate/Vote” (at top of screen) and click on “Renew” in the drop down menu. Follow instructions in order to renew. Then Login.
If you are not a member, place cursor on “Join/Nominate/Vote” (at top of screen) and click on “Join” in the drop down menu. Follow instructions in order to become a 2016 member. Then Login.
Once you have logged in, place cursor on “Join/Nominate/Vote”(at top of screen) and click on “Nominate.”
This will take you to a form which will allow you to place your nominations.
There are twelve awards, each with space for five nominees, each nominee with three spaces for relevant information (example: under Best Novel – Title, Author, & Publisher). All awards are for English language activity in the year 2015 only.
The Awards are:
Under Professional Categories:
BEST YA FICTION (NOVEL)
BEST SHORT FICTION BEST POEM/SONG
BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
BEST RELATED WORK
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION
Under Fan Categories:
BEST FAN PUBLICATION
BEST FAN MUSIC
BEST FAN ORGANIZATIONAL
BEST FAN RELATED
To understand what each category covers (or does not cover) place cursor on “Aurora Awards” (at top of screen) and click on “Award Categories” in the drop down menu to see how each category is defined.
To get some idea of what works & individuals are eligible this year, place cursor on “Aurora Awards” (at top of screen) and click on “Eligibility Lists” in the drop down menu.
Please note that these lists do NOT imply that ONLY the items listed are eligible. The lists are simply suggestions submitted by various people. Consequently, the lists are by no means complete.
You are perfectly welcome to nominate ANY works or individuals of your own choice, providing they meet both the category definitions AND the produced or published 2015 qualification.
Note that you do not have to fill in every choice for every category. Fill in as many as you like and feel comfortable with. For example, if you read only three novels published in 2015 that you feel are worthy of nomination, then just nominate those three.
Once you have filled out the form to your liking, click the submit button at the bottom. That’s it. You’re done.