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.

Logo in Book Stores Soon

John Scalzi reports that the Tor edition of his book Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded is going to hit the book stores soon (the official publication date is January 5th). As far as we know, this is the first book to bear the official “Hugo Award Winner” logo. We look forward to seeing many more, but congratulations to John and many thanks to Tor.

Logo Contest Winner

We were delighted with the level of interest in the logo contest. We received 390 entries from 215 different people and 24 different countries. Deciding on a winner proved very difficult.

The jurors were impressed with the standard of submissions, and of the many very different conceptions of the award, and were thrilled by how many of the submissions made their shortlist.

In making their decision our expert jury took a wide range of factors into account. Many very attractive pieces of art were rejected because they were too complex to be effective when added to a book or DVD cover. In other cases excellent images were let down by weak typography. The winner, designed by Jeremy Kratz of Arkansas, combined both the necessary simplicity to fulfill our requirements with a good choice of text and pleasing combination of the various elements of the design.

We would like to thank all of the people who entered the contest, and congratulate Jeremy on his win.

Here is the winning design.

Hugo Award Logo

Logo Contest Winner Selected

The judges have selected a winner in the Hugo Awards Logo Contest. We have informed all other entrants by e-mail that their entries were not the judges’ choice. The winning entry will be unveiled at this year’s Hugo Awards Ceremony at Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, on the night of Sunday, August 9, 2009.

There were 390 entries from 24 countries. We thank everyone who entered for submitting their designs to the contest.

Logo Contest Update

We have been receiving a few inquiries asking if we have a winner in the logo contest yet. The answer is that our judges are still deliberating. We had a lot more entries than we expected, many of very good quality. When we have chosen a winner we will post here and email the unlucky entrants. As previously announced, we do not plan to unveil the new logo before this year’s Worldcon at the beginning of August.

Logo Contest Closes

As scheduled, the contest to find an official logo for the Hugo Awards closed at midnight Pacific Time on May 31st, 2009. 390 entries were received from 219 entrants, with a little over half arriving during the last five days of the contest. New entries continued to arrive right up until the final minutes that the contest was open, including several submitted within five minutes of the contest deadline.

We have processed and acknowledged all of the entries in the Hugo Award Logo Contest that we have received. If you submitted an entry and have not received an acknowledgment or request for additional information, contact us at logocontest@thehugoawards.org to follow up and trace your entry.

It will take some time for the contest judges to evaluate the submitted designs, and we therefore cannot promise a specific date by which we will contact entrants with the results of their deliberations. We continue to plan to announce the final results at this year’s Worldcon, Anticipation, if we are able to do so.

Logo Design Contestants: Check Your Entries

As the May 31 deadline nears for the Hugo Awards Logo Contest, we are seeing an increase in entries that are not following the contest guidelines. Before submitting your entry, please read “How to Enter” and make sure that your entry includes all four of the following files:

  • Main Hugo Award Logo in JPG format
  • Main Hugo Award Logo in EPS format
  • Hugo Award Winner Logo in JPG format
  • Hugo Award Winner Logo in EPS format

And that your Entrant Information includes:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Postal address
  • Phone number
  • Email address

Each Entrant may submit not more than 3 Entries.

Remember to review the Submission Guidelines and Official Rules before you submit your entry. Although we will make an effort to help you clear up technical omissions, we cannot be responsible if your entry is incomplete or doesn’t meet our technical guidelines.

Logo Contest Deadline Nears

The deadline for submitting entries to the Hugo Awards Logo Contest is the end of the day (one minute after 2359 Pacific Daylight Time) on Sunday, May 31, 2009. We must receive your entry by then in order to consider it. If you have submitted an entry before May 23 and not yet received an acknowledgment from us confirming receipt, contact us at logocontest@thehugoawards.org and follow up on your entry to make sure we did receive it.

Design Us A Logo

The Hugo Awards has a rocket, but there is no easily usable logo that people can put on web sites, on book covers and so on. We thought it was about time we had one. So we are launching a contest. If you are a talented graphic designer, or you know one, please spread the word. The winning design is likely to appear all over the Internet, and in bookstores; maybe even on movie screens. Full details of the contest are available here. Be sure to check out the submission guidelines and official rules. We are looking forward to hearing from you.