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Short Award Name Full Award Name Given For Given By
Analog Analog Award Best work published in the magazine in the previous year Readers of Astounding/Analog magazine
Apollo Prix Tour-Apollo Award Best science fiction novel published in France Panel of French SF professionals
Asimov's Readers' Asimov's Readers' Poll Best works published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in the previous year Readers of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
Asimov's Undergraduate Asimov's Undergraduate Award / Dell Magazines Award Undergraduate excellence in science fiction and fantasy short story writing Panel of judges sponsored by Dell Magazines
Atheling William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review Excellence in science fiction and speculative criticism Members of the current and previous National (Australian) SF Convention
Aurealis Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction Speculative fiction written by an Australian citizen or permanent resident Panel of judges appointed, on behalf of Chimaera Publications, by the convening organisation (e.g. Conflux Incorporated for 2013 - 2014 awards, SpecFaction NSW & Fantastic Qld [...] before that, WA from 2015 awards))
Aurora Prix Aurora Awards Best Canadian science fiction and fantasy works and activities in English and French Canadian SF and Fantasy Association at Canvention
Balrog Balrog Award Works of fantasy International Fantasy Gamers Society
BFA British Fantasy Award Best fantasy works Members of the British Fantasy Society
Bradbury Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation Excellence in screenwriting Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Brandon Carl Brandon Society Award Speculative fiction in English written by a person of color or dealing with issues of race and ethnicity Panel of judges appointed by the Carl Brandon Society
BSFA British Science Fiction Award Best science fiction Members of the British Science Fiction Association
Campbell for Best New Writer John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer Best new science fiction or fantasy writer Worldcon, based on rules determined by the award sponsor, Dell Magazines
Campbell Memorial John W. Campbell Memorial Award Best science fiction novel Panel of judges sponsored by the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas
Canopus 100 Year Starship Canopus Award Excellence in Interstellar Writing A panel of scientists, writers, cultural influencers, and experts chosen by the "100 Year Starship" project
Carnegie Carnegie Medal Outstanding book for children and young people CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
Chesley Chesley Award Best art and best artist Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists
Clarke Arthur C. Clarke Award Best science fiction novel A panel of judges from the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation and a third organization, currently SF Crowsnest
Crook Compton Crook Award Best first novel Members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society
Deathrealm Deathrealm Award Best works of horror Readers of "Deathrealm" magazine
Dick Philip K. Dick Award Best original science fiction paperback published in the US Panel of judges sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
Ditmar Ditmar Award / Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award Achievement in Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror Members of Australian National Science Fiction Convention
Dragon Dragon Award Excellence in fiction, comics, gaming, TV and movies Science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans under the auspices of Dragon Con
Dwarf Stars Dwarf Stars Award The best science fiction, fantasy, or horror poem of ten lines or fewer published in English in the prior calendar year Science Fiction Poetry Association
Elgin Elgin Award Poetry books published in the preceding two years Science Fiction Poetry Association
Endeavour Endeavour Award Science fiction or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest author or authors Panel of judges chartered by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc.
Eugie Award The Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction The best in innovative fiction A jury, based on nominations made by publishers and editors and reviewed by a committee of fans
Fidler Kathleen Fidler Award Outstanding novel for children ages 8 to 12 Committee made up of members of the Scottish Book Trust, editors from Hodder Children's Books, and several independent book experts
First Fandom First Fandom Hall of Fame Award Contributions to the field of science fiction First Fandom
Gandalf Gandalf Award Fantasy writing World Science Fiction Society
Gaughan Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist Best new artist NESFA (New England Science Fiction Association)
Gemmell Award David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy Works of fantasy Online voters
Golden Duck Golden Duck Award Children's science fiction Panel of judges funded by Super-Con-Duck-Tivity, Inc.
Goodreads Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books Goodreads users
Hatton Rondo Hatton Horror Awards The best in classic horror research, creativity and film preservation Horror fans
Heinlein Robert A. Heinlein Award Best science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space Panel of science fiction writers originally approved by Virginia Heinlein
Hemming Norma K. Hemming Award Excellence in the exploration of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in Australian speculative fiction Panel of judges approved by Australian Science Fiction Foundation
HOMer HOMer Award Best speculative fiction or dramatic presentation Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Forum on CompuServe
Hugo Hugo Award Best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements Members of Worldcon
IFA International Fantasy Award Best science fiction or fantasy book Panel of SF fans and professionals
IHG International Horror Guild Award Outstanding achievements in the field of Horror and Dark Fantasy Panel of judges overseen by The International Horror Guild / The Mirabundus Project, Inc.
Imaginaire Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire Speculative fiction Panel of French SF professionals
Kurd Lasswitz Prize Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis Best Science Fiction Work German SF Professionals
Lambda Lambda Literary Awards Works which celebrate or explore lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender themes Lambda Literary Foundation
Locus Locus Poll Award Science fiction and fantasy Readers of Locus magazine
Lodestar Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book Young Adult Book Members of World Science Fiction Conventions
Mythopoeic Mythopoeic Award Fantasy exemplifying "the spirit of the Inklings" Committee of Mythopoeic Society members
Nebula Nebula Award Best science fiction or fantasy published in the US Members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
Newbery John Newbery Medal The most distinguished contribution to American literature for children Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association
NOMMO Nommo Awards for African Speculative Fiction Speculative fiction to a significant degree authored by at least one African African Speculative Fiction Society
Norton Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Young adult or middle grade science fiction or fantasy published in the US Members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
Phoenix Award Phoenix Award Lifetime achievement award for a science fiction professional who has done a great deal for Southern Fandom Southern Fandom Confederation
Premio Ignotus Premio Ignotus Best fantasy, science fiction and horror works published in Spain during the previous year AEFCFT (Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror - Spanish Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror Association)
Prix Jean Ray Prix Jean Ray Best unpublished fantasy text by a Belgian writer
Prometheus Prometheus Award Libertarian science fiction novel Full members of Libertarian Futurist Society
Quill Quill Award Most entertaining and enlightening titles Readers, retailers and librarians
Retro Hugo Retro Hugo Award Best science fiction and fantasy works (retrospective) Members of Worldcon
Rhysling Rhysling Award Science fiction, fantasy, or horror poem Members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA)
Schwartz Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award Canadian children's literature Panel of young readers from an Ontario public school
Seiun Seiun Award Best Science Fiction Published in Japan Attendees of the Annual Japan Science Fiction Convention
SF Chronicle SF Chronicle Award Science fiction Readers of Science Fiction Chronicle
SF&FT Awards Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards All forms of science fiction, fantasy and related literature translated into English from other languages Five-person jury appointed by the board of the Association for the Recognition of Excellence in SF & F Translation (ARESFFT)
SFBC SFBC Award Book published by SFBC Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC)
Shadows Australian Shadows Award Best published works of horror fiction written or edited by an Australian/New Zealand/Oceania resident in the previous calendar year Australasian Horror Writers Association
Shirley Jackson Shirley Jackson Award Outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic A jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics, with input from a Board of Advisors
Sidewise Sidewise Awards for Alternate History Alternative history Panel of judges
Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction Contribution to science fiction Members of New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA)
Stoker Bram Stoker Award Horror Members of the Horror Writers Association (HWA)
Sturgeon Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Science fiction short story Panel of SF professionals
Sunburst The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic Speculative fiction by a Canadian Panel of judges authorized by The Sunburst Award Society Administration Committee
Taisho Nihon SF Taisho Award Best SF work Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan
Tiptree James Tiptree, Jr. Award Science fiction or fantasy that "expands or explores our understanding of gender" Panel of judges supervised by James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council
Vogel Sir Julius Vogel Award New Zealand science fiction, fantasy, horror and fandom contributions Members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) and the National Science Fiction convention
White James White Award Short story by a non-professional writer Panel of SF professionals
World Fantasy World Fantasy Award Fantasy and horror Panel of judges chosen by the World Fantasy Awards Administration

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