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Works must meet the following conditions to be nominated.

  • Be a work of Science Fiction or Fantasy, or related to Science Fiction or Fantasy.
  • The majority of the work is by a person or a group of people who were born in, or are a citizen of, a European Country
  • The works were first released in the two calendar years prior to the year of the current Eurocon.
  • If a work has won an ESFS Achievement award, it cannot be nominated again in the same category.

Presentation

Time shall be given at the general meeting for delegates to present on their nominations.

This time will be set by the board of the ESFS.

Each country will have equal time.

Voting

These Awards are granted by vote of European delegates at the business meeting of the ESFS at a Eurocon.

A Delegate may only vote for a single nominee in each category

Types of awards

There are four types of ESFS awards:

  • The Chrysalis Awards
  • The Achievement Awards
  • The Hall of Fame
  • The European Grandmaster

Except where noted, these awards shall have the same rules as already stated.

The Chrysalis Awards:

These awards are granted according to the nomination from the national representative to a writer or artist from a European country, who has emerged in the last three years.

The winners will be given a certificate signed by the Board of the ESFS.

The Achievement awards:

The following categories will be considered for the ESFS Achievement awards

  • Best work of Art
  • Best written work of Fiction
  • Best Dramatic Presentation
  • Best Fanzine
  • Best Work for Children
  • Best Internet Publication, other than a fanzine

The Awards are plaques or other symbolic objects and are presented by the Chair or another Committee Officer appointed by the Chair.

The winners will also be given a certificate signed by the Board of the ESFS.

Hall of Fame Awards:

Each category can only be won once by a nominee.

The following categories shall be considered for Hall of Fame:

  • Best Artist
  • Best Author
  • Best Publisher
  • Best Promoter of Science Fiction
  • Best Magazine
  • Best Translator

The Awards are plaques or other symbolic objects and are presented by the Chair or another Committee Officer appointed by the Chair.

The winners will also be given a certificate signed by the Board of the ESFS.

European Grand Master:

Grand Master is for outstanding figures in European Science Fiction.

They should have been internationally prominent in the field for at least 20 years and subject to no major controversy. The decision on presentation is at the discretion of the ESFS Board and the convention Organizing committee, with the approval of the General meeting.

The European Grandmaster should be presented a plaques or other symbolic object and presented by the Chair or another Committee Officer appointed by the Chair. European Grand Master nominations should not be made public, except by the ESFS board.

For more information, please visit www.esfs.info.

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