From Australian sf information
Updates per the 2011 (Swancon) BM: "permanent residents" to "residents", deletion of 3.11 Best Achievement , removal of references to Best Achivement and appropriate wording changes (per 2010 BM)
:2.1 Professional Categories: Best Novel; Best Novella or Novelette; Best Short Story; Best Collected Work; Best Artwork.
:2.2 Fan Categories: Best Fan Writer; Best Fan Artist; Best Fan Publication in any Medium.
:2.3 Special Award for works not eligible in existing categories:
Best Achievement; William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review; Best New Talent.
==3.0 Eligibility Criteria==
:3.1 Timeliness: Works and achievements are eligible if they occurred or were first published or released anywhere in the world in an edition dated in the calendar year immediately preceding the year the award is held, or dated after the opening of nominations for the year immediately preceding the year the award is held if that is earlier than the start of that year (but after the close of that year).
:3.2 Australianness: Nominees are eligible if they were Australian citizens or
permanent residents in the year their nominated work was released.
:3.3 Eligibility of committee members: The awards will be administered by a sub-committee of the Standing Committee of the Business Meeting of the National Australian Science Fiction Convention, and the members of the sub-committee will not be eligible for an award. The Standing Committee shall rule on issues of conflict of interest.
:3.4 Novel: A Novel is any work of sf/f/h of more than 40,000 words.
:3.8 Best Artwork: An artwork is a single work or series of related works of art in any medium other than text.
:3.9 Fan Writer and Fan Artist: These awards are made to writers or artists for a work or body of work first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year. The writer or artist must have received no payment other than contributor copies and other incidentals (coffee mug, t-shirt, poster, etc.)
:3.10 Fan Publication: This award is for work in any medium first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year.
The writer or artist must have received no payment. Eligible works include, but are not limited to, a periodical, journal, fanzine, ezine or webzine:3.11 Best Achievement: This award recognises an outstanding achievement related to science fiction, fantasy or horror and not eligible in any other category of these awards. :3.12 Best New Talent: The Best New Talent award recognises excellence of achievement in any field of the genre by an individual who has not been nominated for a recognised award three or more years before the year the award is held. Recognised awards include but are not limited to: Australian SF ("Ditmar") Awards, WA SF Achievement Awards (Tin Ducks), Aurealis, Hugo and Nebula Awards. An individual is only eligible for two consecutive years.:3. 13 The William Atheling Jr Award: The William Atheling Jr Award is for the writing or editing of a work or related work of criticism or review pertaining to the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
==4.0 Nomination Process==
==5.0 Final Ballot==
:5.1 Number of finalists: The five nominees with the most nominations shall appear on the final ballot. In the event of a tie for fifth place, up to seven finalists may appear on the final ballot. In the event of a four-way tie (or more) for fifth place, only the top four finalists shall appear on the ballot.
:5.2 Minimum nominations for finalists: To appear on the ballot a finalist must attract a minimum of four nominations in the Professional and Best New Talent categories, or two in the Fan and other Special Awards
categories ( including Best Achievement and William Atheling Jr Award).
:5.3 Minimum finalists for categories: At the subcommittee’s discretion, in the event that there are fewer than four finalists in the Novella or Novelette and Short Story categories, these categories may be merged into a single category called Short Fiction.
:5.4 Order of finalists: Finalists shall appear in randomised order.