The Hugo Awards Base Design
2014 Hugo Award Base Design Competition
Base Design Specifications
The winning proposal will conform to certain general and technical specifications:
- Bases may be made of wood, metal, lucite, or any other material that has a fixed form. Materials that are fragile, or change form with age or extremes of temperature, are not suitable.
- Bases must be designed in such a way that the silver Hugo rocket is an integral part of the design. Rockets for the bases will be supplied.
- Rockets will be bolted to the bases from below the tailfins and must be able to stand on a flat surface. Hanging designs, or those which rely on gravity other than Earth standard, are not acceptable.
- Specifications for the Hugo rocket itself are:
- 13 inches (33.02 cm) tall
- 2 inches (5.08 cm) across from fin-tip to fin-tip
- 3 pounds 2 ounces (1.42 kg) in weight
- bolt has a 5/16-18 machine screw thread.
- Space must be left on the base for affixing a plaque or plaques indicating (in an easily readable 12 pt font) the convention, winner, and category of award won.
- The winning design should have a theme highlighting London. Copyrighted / trademarked elements should not be included, and designs featuring any of these will unfortunately need to be exterminated.
- It should be kept in mind that trophies and bases will be travelling home in people’s luggage or need to be shipped. Parts that are fragile, fiddly, or prone to fall off are strongly discouraged, as is anything that would make airport or international rail security too nervous (the rocket requires enough explanation just by itself).