2023 Hugo Awards, Astounding Award and Lodestar Award Voting Open

Voting opened on July 10, 2023 for the final ballot of the 2023 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer.

Eligible members of Chengdu 2023, the 81st World Science Fiction Convention, can vote on the Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards. For information about how to cast a ballot, see the Chengdu Worldcon’s 2023 Hugo Awards page. If you are not yet a member of Chengdu 2023, you can purchase a membership on the convention’s Membership Page. A WSFS (World Science Fiction Society) membership, which includes voting rights, costs US$50.

The Chengdu Worldcon must receive your ballot by September 30, 2023, 23:59 Hawaiian Standard Time (UTC -10). You can update and change your ballot as often as you like before that deadline.

The Chengdu Worldcon committee is preparing the Hugo Voter Packet, containing the items made available to voters by Hugo Award, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Award nominees and their publishers, and will announce when it is available. They will make the Hugo Voter Packet available to all eligible members of Chengdu 2023 through the close of voting.

Please direct all questions about the 2023 Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards to the 2023 Hugo Award Administrators. The Hugo Awards website does not administer the Awards. Each year’s Awards are administered by the that year’s World Science Fiction Convention, which is solely responsible for the conduct of that year’s Awards. If you send questions regarding the 2023 Hugo Awards to us, we can only forward them to the current year’s Hugo Award Administrators.

The winners of the 2023 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Award will be announced at the Hugo Awards Ceremony on the evening of Saturday, October 21, 2023 in Chengdu, China.