Unofficial and unauthorized
Prix Aurora Awards
Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association
Association canadienne de la science-fiction et du fantastique
2008: Host will be Keycon 25 in Winnipeg in May 2008. Aurora 2008 details at prix-aurora-awards.ca Host of the new official website (approved at the 2007 Canvention business meeting) is Clint Budd.
As for this website, it will be getting an update(s) later this year as I sort and recycle the accumulated mounds of paper I have built up while working on the Prix Aurora Awards over the last number of years. I hope to bring the site up to reference standards for the history of the awards (1980-2007). And if you have info you think should be added, let me know. -dennis mullin, retired Aurora administrator
The host convention for 2007 was VCON 32
held October 19 to October 21, in British Columbia.
Michael Walsh was VCON's Canvention 27 Co-ordinator.
Dennis Mullin handled the Aurora nomination process.
Clint Budd is handled the Aurora voting process.
2007 nomination form
as a 1 page PDF file
or in html format.
Nomination mailing deadline was July 23, 2007.
Formulaire de nomination 2007 en format PDF (une page) ou en format HTML.
La date limite pour la mise à la poste du formulaire de nominations est le 23 juillet 2007.
This was a PDF version of the 2007 voting ballot (97k).
As well as mail-in voting with a recommended mailing deadline of October 10,
there was on-site voting at Con*Cept on Saturday, October 13
and on-site voting at VCON on Saturday, October 20.
2007 Finalists (book links) (Wiki page of Aurora links)
Jean-Louis Trudel's report from the award ceremonies (en français).
Best Long-Form Work in English
Meilleur livre en anglais
Meilleur livre en français
Best Long-Form Work in French
Best Short-Form Work in English
Meilleure nouvelle en anglais
Meilleure nouvelle en français
Best Short-Form Work in French
Best Work in English (Other)
Meilleur ouvrage en anglais (Autre)
Meilleur ouvrage en français (Autre)
Best Work in French (Other)
Fan Achievement (Publication)
Accomplissement fanique (Publication)
Fan Achievement (Organizational)
Accomplissement fanique (Organisation)
Fan Achievement (Other)
Accomplissement fanique (autre)
186 Total nomination forms received 175 Valid nomination forms 11 invalid forms (improperly filled out, etc) # of nominators per category: 2007 | 2006 2005 ---- - ---- ---- 78 | 178 90 English - Long 148 | 146 101 English - Short 90 | 113 82 English - Other 10 | 40 9 French - Long 12 | 17 7 French - Short 7 | 12 5 French - Other 65 | 125 54 Artist 14 | 98 48 Fan - publication 63 | 99 59 Fan - organizational 52 | 87 46 Fan - other ==== = === === 175 | 268 128 Total valid nominations
What is an Aurora? According to my dictionary:
When the Canadian SF and Fantasy Association was started up in 1980
there was only one award given out. Since 1991 awards have been presented
in 10 categories. There are 6 professional awards (3 english and 3 french),
3 fan awards, and the artistic achievement award (open to both pros & fans).
The Aurora awards are closest to the style of the Hugo awards
(which are presented by the SF Worldcon) in the method by which they are
selected. First there is a nomination phase to select a short list. Then
a voting phase to pick the winner from the short list using the
Australian voting method (this method has the voter rank their
choices in each category).
Each year a different convention or group has hosted the awards. The awards are financed by voting fees, by donations and by the host convention. There is no permanent funding.
Trophy info with pictures
Year by Year History,
including winners for each year. (1980-2007)
[You can also see the winners listed by category.] (1980-2007)
Nominated books, listed by author, for English work (1980-2007) and for work en français (1980-2007)
web links to sf and non-sf sites