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The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are awarded each year at the New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention to recognise achievement in New Zealand science fiction, fantasy, horror, and science fiction fandom. They are commonly referred to as the Vogels.[citation needed]

Name

Sir Julius Vogel, 8th Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Sir Julius Vogel, 8th Prime Minister of New Zealand.

The awards are named for Sir Julius Vogel, a prominent New Zealand journalist and politician, who was Premier of New Zealand twice during the 1870s. He also, in 1889, wrote what is widely regarded as New Zealand's first science fiction novel, Anno Domini 2000, or, Woman's Destiny.[1] The book, written and published in Great Britain after Vogel had moved from New Zealand, pictured a New Zealand in the year 2000 where most positions of authority were held by women—at the time of writing, a radical proposition. In 2000, New Zealand's Head of State, Governor General, Prime Minister, Chief Justice and Attorney General were all women, as was the CEO of one of the country's largest companies, Telecom.

History

National awards have been presented annually since 1989, but were initially simply known as the New Zealand Science Fiction Fan Awards, and were originally aimed primarily at fandom rather than at professional science fiction. In these early years the awards were organised on an ad-hoc basis by the organising committees of the national conventions, though with the support of the former national fan organisation, the National Association for Science Fiction which nominally ran the awards from 1993. In the early 1990s the awards were briefly known as the Edmund Bayne Awards, after a well-known Wellington fan who had been killed in a road accident, but this name was never formalised.

In 2002 the awards were revamped and reorganised, and since that time have been aimed more at the professional science fiction and fantasy community. The current name also dates to 2002. These changes accompanied a change in the organisation of the awards, which are now formally run by national organisation SFFANZ (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand).

Categories change to some extent on an annual basis, but generally include professional awards for best novel, short story, dramatic presentation, and services to science fiction, as well as equivalent fan awards. Due to the size of New Zealand's science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction communities, the awards cover all three of these frequently intertwined genres and attempt to treat each equally.

New Zealand science fiction fan award winners 1989-2001

1989
Numerous other one-off awards were made in these debut awards
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997-2000 (details unknown)
2001

Professional award winners since 2002

2002[2]
2003[3]
2004[4]
2005[5]
2006[6]
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Fan award winners since 2002

2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017

Notes

  1. ^ "Curiosities: Anno Domini 2000; or Woman's Destiny by Julius Vogel" by Lucy Sussex, Fantasy and Science Fiction, December 2008, page 162.
  2. ^ "Sir Julius Vogel Awards". www.sffanz.org.nz. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Sir Julius Vogel Awards". www.sffanz.org.nz. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Sir Julius Vogel Awards". www.sffanz.org.nz. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Sir Julius Vogel Awards". www.sffanz.org.nz. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Sir Julius Vogel Awards". www.sffanz.org.nz. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "NZ Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2020 winners announced". Books+Publishing. 3 August 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Sir Julius Vogel Awards for best New Zealand speculative fiction presented | CoNZealand". 30 July 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  9. ^ a b c d e "NZ Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2021 winners announced". Books+Publishing. 10 August 2021. Retrieved 11 August 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ a b "Sir Julius Vogel Award Winners – 2021". SFFANZ Inc. Archived from the original on 7 August 2021. Retrieved 11 August 2021.