The Hugo Awards
The Hugo Awards
The Hugo Award® is the leading award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. The Hugos are awarded each year by the World Science Fiction Society, at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). They were first presented in 1953.
These pages set out more information about the award categories that will be presented in London, the process for nominating and voting in the Hugo awards, and the design of the awards themselves.
The 2014 Hugo shortlist is available here and the 1939 Retro Hugo shortlist is available here. Members of Loncon 3 can access electronic copies of many of the works of the 2014 shortlist and the voter packet for the 1939 Retro Hugos here.
Please note that voting closed at 7:59 AM BST on 1 August 2014
As usual, the designs for the bases for the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro Hugo Awards will be revealed at the convention.
The Hugo Awards are presented at a formal ceremony, which is always considered to be one of the highlights of the Worldcon. The ceremony at Loncon 3 will take place on the evening of Sunday 17 August 2014. We hope to continue the recent tradition of streaming the ceremony live via the internet, enabling fans around the world to take part in this celebration of the best of the year’s science fiction.
The Retro Hugos for 1939 will be presented in a separate ceremony at Loncon 3 on Thursday 14 August 2014.
Loncon 3 members should remember that they will also be entitled to nominate for the 2015 Hugo and John W Campbell Awards in due course. These awards will be presented at Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon.
The official web site of the Hugo Awards includes a full history of the awards, finalists and winners, information on the voting process, a photo gallery of past trophy designs, and much more.