Hugo Awards – Nomination Ballot

Nominations for the 2024 Hugo Awards are Now Open! 

2024年雨果奖现已开放提名!

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All ballots must be received by Saturday, 9 March 2024, 16:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) (UTC+0). 

所有选票必须在格林威治时间(GMT)(UTC+0)2024年3月9日周六16:00前由雨果奖评选委员会收讫

Note: we are offering Chinese translation for the 2024 Hugo Award nomination process as a courtesy to the Chinese-speaking 2023 Chengdu WSFS members who have nomination rights for the 2024 Hugo Awards.

注:为了便于讲中文的2023年成都科幻大会世界科幻协会(WSFS)会员行使他们的2024年雨果奖提名权,我们提供了2024年雨果奖提名流程的中文翻译版。

中文译者:Sophia Xue

General

The Hugo Award® is the leading award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. The Hugos were first presented in 1953 and have been awarded every year since 1955 by the members of the World Science Fiction Society (Worldcon members) at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon).

Voting for the Hugo Awards takes place in two stages. 

The first stage, nomination, is open to anyone who has a WSFS Membership in the previous or current Worldcon as of January 31, 2024. For Glasgow 2024, this means WSFS Members of the 2023 Chengdu Worldcon and Glasgow 2024 itself. During this stage, members are able to nominate any eligible work or person.

The second stage of voting is the final ballot. This stage will be open only to Glasgow 2024 WSFS Members (including those who join after January 31, 2024). In the final ballot, members choose between the finalists in each category. The final ballot will be published by Glasgow 2024 in late March or early April 2024. At that time we will also publish the reasons for any disqualifications of potential finalists, and any withdrawals of potential finalists from the ballot.

The winners of the 2024 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer will be announced at a formal ceremony to be held in Glasgow on the evening of Sunday, 11 August, 2024. Full voting results will be published at that time.

Previous Winners

The complete list of Hugo Award winners can be found at the official Hugo Awards website. The current rules for the Hugo Awards are contained in Article 3 of the WSFS Constitution, available to download here.

How to Nominate Online

Deadline

All ballots must be received by Saturday, 9 March 2024, 16:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) (UTC+0).

Login 

To access your nomination ballot for the Hugo Awards, you will need to complete two steps:

Step One:

Log into the membership portal as an individual Worldcon ‘participant’.

  1. You will need the email address your membership was booked with, together with your ticket number, which you can get from the email confirmation of your booking. If you elected to appear on our public membership list, you can also get your ticket number by searching for your name on https://registration.glasgow2024.org/memberships. If you don’t have the email confirmation, and you are not listed on the public membership list, you can request your ticket number by email from registration@glasgow2024.org.
  1. Once you have the email address and ticket number, go to https://registration.glasgow2024.org/login-participant and enter them into the form. Click the ‘Email Login’ button, and you will be emailed a link to log in with.

3. When the login link arrives, click the link to log in.

Step Two:

Log into your Hugo Award nomination ballot:

4. Click here: http://nominations.Glasgow2024.org

5. Click ‘Log in with Glasgow in 2024 Registration’

6. Click ‘Select Registrant’ under the option that contains your name to authorize your account.

Note: The login system will display the supplement that you have – so if you have an Attending Adult Membership with WSFS membership, your Attending Adult Membership will be displayed. 

Note: If you have multiple registrants under your user, select the registrant with your name to log into the system. 

7. Click into 2024 Hugo Nominations, which after nominations open will say “2024 Hugo Awards – Nominations are open”

Note: If you do not have WSFS rights and are not eligible to nominate, the event will not show as open. 

Nominating on the E-Ballot

You may nominate up to 5 persons or works in each category. You are permitted (and encouraged) to make fewer nominations or none at all if you are not familiar with the works in a category.  The order in which you list your nominations has no effect on the outcome. 

  1. Enter your nominations in the text fields of the appropriate categories
  2. Click ‘Save as you go’ to save what you have currently input into the ballot.
      (‘Save all’ at the bottom of the page performs the same function).
  1. Complete your nominations, and return to make as many changes as you want up to the deadline of Saturday, 9 March 2024, 16:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) (UTC+0)
  2. Send yourself an email copy of your ballot by selecting ‘Email my nominations to me’

“No Award” will appear automatically in every single category on the final ballot – there is no need to include that choice on the nomination form. 

How to Nominate by Surface Mail

Download a printable ballot. Print ballot and follow the included instructions carefully. All ballots must be received by Saturday, 9 March 2024, 16:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) (UTC+0).

Eligibility to Nominate

You may nominate for the 2024 Hugo Awards, the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, if: 

Only natural persons may nominate, and each natural person may cast only one nomination ballot for the 2024 Hugo Awards.

Only members of Glasgow 2024 (including those who join after 31 January 2024) will be eligible to vote on the final ballot. If you are a Chengdu Worldcon member who would like to vote in the 2024 Hugo Awards, please upgrade your membership for Glasgow 2024 via our website. 

Need Help?

If you have any other questions about the process or need assistance with nominating, please contact us at hugo-help@glasgow2024.org

Eligibility for Nominations (Works)

General

Works published in 2023 for the first time anywhere are eligible for the 2024 Hugo Awards. So are works published for the first time in English translation in 2023, or for the first time in the United States in 2023, unless they have already appeared on a Hugo Award final ballot. 

Books are considered to have been published in the year of the publication date, which usually appears with the copyright information on the back of the title page. If there is no stated publication date, the copyright date will be used instead. A dated periodical is considered to have been published on the cover date, regardless of when it was placed on sale or copyrighted. Serialized stories or dramatic presentations are eligible in the year in which the last installment appears.

Nominations may be relocated to a different category by the Hugo administrator if they are within 20% of the category boundary (such as Novel/Novella, Novella/Novelette, Novelette/Short Story, and Dramatic Presentation, Long Form/Dramatic Presentation, Short Form).

Exclusions

The Glasgow 2024 Committee has irrevocably delegated all Hugo Administration authority to a subcommittee. Therefore, Kat Jones, Cassidy, Nicholas Whyte, Kathryn Duval, and Laura Martins are ineligible for 2024 Hugo Awards.

Extended Eligibility for non-US published works

In past years, a potential Hugo Award nominee with extremely limited distribution in the year of its first publication or presentation has had its eligibility extended for an additional year by the WSFS Business Meeting. The 2023 WSFS Business Meeting resolved that the following are eligible for the 2024 Hugo Awards:

  • Lola, directed by Andrew Legge, written by Andrew Legge and Angeli Macfarlane (Cowtown Pictures)
  • M3GAN, directed by Gerard Johnstone, screenplay by Akela Cooper (Blumhouse Productions, Universal PIctures et. al.)
  • Suzume, written and directed by Makoto Shinkai (CoMix Wave Films/ Story Inc)

Other eligibility rules are included with the specific categories in the online and printable ballots. The full rules for the Hugo Awards are contained in Article 3 of the WSFS constitution available here.

Fiction Category Word Count Limitations

The Hugo categories for fiction that have word count limitations are based on items published in English. As a significant number of 2023 Chengdu WSFS members are Chinese language speakers, for nominations for works written in Chinese, the Hugo administration team has determined that for the purposes of categorization, a factor of 1.6 will be used when converting from English words to Chinese characters. As such the fiction category breakpoints will be:

  • Short Story: fewer than 7,500 English words or 12,000 Chinese characters.
  • Novelette: between 7,500/12,000 and 17,500 English words or 28,000 Chinese characters.
  • Novella: between 17,500/28,000 and 40,000 English words or 64,000 Chinese characters.
  • Novel: greater than 40,000 English words or 64,000 Chinese characters.

Best Series Eligibility 2024

Previous Winners

Previous winners of the Hugo for Best Series under §3.3.5 of the WSFS Constitution are not eligible in the Best Series category. They are:

  • The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The World of the Five Gods, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Wayfarers, by Becky Chambers
  • The Expanse, by James S. A. Corey
  • The Murderbot Diaries, by Martha Wells
  • Wayward Children, by Seanan McGuire
  • Children of Time Series, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Previously Nominated: 2017

The following finalists for the Hugo Award for Best Series in 2017 are not eligible in 2024 unless they have published at least two (2) additional installments consisting in total of at least 240,000 words between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2023:

  • The Craft Sequence, by Max Gladstone
  • The Temeraire series, by Naomi Novik

Previously Nominated: 2018

The following finalists for the Hugo Award for Best Series in 2018 are not eligible in 2024 unless they have published at least two (2) additional installments consisting in total of at least 240,000 words between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2023:

  • The Books of the Raksura, by Martha Wells
  • The Divine Cities, by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Memoirs of Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan
  • The Stormlight Archive, Brandon Sanderson

Previously Nominated: 2019

The following finalists for the Hugo Award for Best Series in 2019 are not eligible in 2024 unless they have published at least two (2) additional installments consisting in total of at least 240,000 words between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2023:

  • The Centenal Cycle, by Malka Older
  • The Laundry Files, by Charles Stross
  • Machineries of Empire, by Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Universe of Xuya, by Aliette de Bodard

Previously Nominated: 2020

The following finalists for the Hugo Award for Best Series in 2020 are not eligible in 2024 unless they have published at least two (2) additional installments consisting in total of at least 240,000 words between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2023:

  • InCryptid, by Seanan McGuire
  • Luna, by Ian McDonald
  • Planetfall series, by Emma Newman
  • Winternight Trilogy, by Katherine Arden
  • The Wormwood Trilogy, by Tade Thompson

Previously Nominated: 2021

The following finalists for the Hugo Award for Best Series in 2021 are not eligible in 2024 unless they have published at least two (2) additional installments consisting in total of at least 240,000 words between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2023:

  • The Daevabad Trilogy, S.A. Chakraborty
  • The Interdependency, John Scalzi
  • The Lady Astronaut Universe, Mary Robinette Kowal
  • The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang

Previously Nominated: 2022

The following finalists for the Hugo Award for Best Series in 2022 are not eligible in 2024 unless they have published at least two (2) additional installments consisting in total of at least 240,000 words between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2023:

  • The Green Bone Saga, by Fonda Lee
  • The Kingston Cycle, by C. L. Polk
  • Merchant Princes, by Charles Stross
  • Terra Ignota, by Ada Palmer
  • The World of the White Rat, by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon)

Previously Nominated: 2023

The following finalists for the Hugo Award for Best Series in 2023 are not eligible in 2024 unless they have published at least two (2) additional installments consisting in total of at least 240,000 words between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023:

  • The Founders Trilogy, by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Locked Tomb, by Tamsyn Muir
  • October Daye, by Seanan McGuire
  • Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch
  • The Scholomance, by Naomi Novik