At midnight on Wednesday, nominations close for the 2013 Ditmar Awards. Within a week, the finalists will be announced – stay tuned!
Nominations for the 2013 Australian SF (“Ditmar”) awards are now open and will remain open until one minute before midnight Canberra time on Wednesday, 20th of March, 2013 (ie. 11.59pm, GMT+10). Likewise, postal nominations must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, 20th March, 2013.
The current rules, including Award categories can be found at:
You must include your name with any nomination. Nominations will be
accepted only from natural persons active in fandom, or from full or
supporting members of Conflux 9, the 2013 Australian National SF
Convention. Where a nominator may not be known to the Ditmar
subcommittee, the nominator should provide the name of someone known to
the subcommittee who can vouch for the nominator’s eligibility.
Convention attendance or membership of an SF club are among the criteria
which qualify a person as “active in fandom”, but are not the only
qualifying criteria. If in doubt, nominate and mention your qualifying
You may nominate as many times in as many Award categories as you like,
although you may only nominate a particular person, work or achievement
once. The Ditmar subcommittee, which is organised under the auspices the
Standing Committee of the Natcon Business Meeting, will rule on
situations where eligibility is unclear. A partial and unofficial
eligibility list, to which everyone is encouraged to add, can be found here:
While online nominations are preferred, nominations can be made in a
number of ways:
1. online, via this form:
2. via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. by post to:
6 Florence Road
NEDLANDS WA 6009
So make sure you nominate to get your favourite Australian work for the year 2012 onto the ballot.