The nominating period for the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer opened on January 16 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT; UTC – 7) on March 15, 2022.
Instructions for accessing the online nominating form have been sent to eligible members via e-mail. Check your junk e-mail/spam/promotions folders in your e-mail client for this e-mail if you did not receive it. Despite the convention’s efforts, voter information notification messages may be flagged as spam by some e-mail systems.
The Chicon 8/2022 Worldcon Hugo Awards web page has instructions for accessing the online nominating ballot for the 2022 Hugo Awards and links to PDF versions of the paper nominating ballot. Chicon 8 must receive your ballot by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT; UTC – 7) on March 15, 2022.
Chicon 8, the 2022 World Science Fiction Convention, will present the 2022 Hugo Awards, which are generally for works first published or appearing in 2021. Any person who was a voting member of at least one of the 2021 or 2022 World Science Fiction Conventions as of 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST; UTC -8) on January 31, 2022 may cast a nominating ballot for the 2022 Awards.
The ballots will also include voting on two other awards administered by the Worldcon. These are the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, presented by the World Science Fiction Society, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, presented by Dell Magazines.
Eligible members of the 2021 and 2022 Worldcons can make up to five nominations in each category. You are not required to nominate in all categories or to fill every nomination blank on the ballot. Chicon 8 recommends, “that you nominate whatever works and creators you have personally read or seen that were your favorites from 2021.”
Those people/works with sufficient nominations will move on the the final ballot for the 2022 Hugo Awards, which will be announced later this year after the close of nominations. While members of both the 2021 and 2022 Worldcons can nominate for the 2021 Awards, only members of the 2022 Worldcon are eligible to vote on the final ballot. If you are not yet a member of the 2022 Worldcon, see the Chicon 8 Membership Page for information about joining the convention.
There are no Retrospective Hugo Awards being presented this year. Chicon 8 has also elected to not present a special Hugo Award category in 2022.
Please direct any questions about the administration of the 2022 Hugo Awards to the Chicon 8 Hugo Award Administrators, not to the Hugo Awards web site. The Hugo Awards web site team does not administer the elections for the Hugo Awards, nor do we make eligibility rulings. The Hugo Awards web site is the “journal of record” for the Hugo Awards and acts as a central source of information about the Awards, but we do not actually administer or present the Awards. The 2022 Hugo Awards are administered by the Hugo Awards Administration Subcommittee of Chicon 8, the 2022 Worldcon, and all decisions regarding the eligibility of works and the administration of nominations are exclusively the committee’s responsibility.