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Ditmar rules

64 bytes added, 12:21, 22 May 2013
Updating 2.3, 3.12. 5.3 per 2013 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: William Atheling Jr . Award for Criticism or Review; Best New Talent.
==3.0 Eligibility Criteria==
:3.10 Fan Publication in any Medium: This award is for a work or group of related works 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 New Talent: This award recognises excellence of achievement in any field of the genre by an individual who has never been nominated for a recognised award, or has only been nominated for a recognised award in one or both of the two calendar years prior to the year for which they are a Best New Talent nominee. Recognised awards include but are not limited to: Australian SF ("Ditmar"), Aurealis, Hugo and Nebula Awards. Once nominated, an individual may only be nominated once more, in the year following the first nomination.
:3.12 The William Atheling Jr . Awardfor Criticism or Review: The William Atheling Jr . Award for Criticism or Review is for the writing or editing of a work or a group of related works of criticism or review pertaining to the genres of science fiction, fantasy, or horror.
==4.0 Nomination Process==
==5.0 Final Ballot==
:5.1 Number of finalists: Normally, the five nominees receiving the most nominations shall appear on the final ballot. In the event of ties amongst these first five nominees, up to seven may appear. However, if such ties would result in more than seven nominees appearing, none of the nominees involved in the tie will appear.
: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 category (the William Atheling Jr . Awardfor Criticism or Review).
:5.3 Minimum finalists for categories: In order to appear on the ballot, a category requires at least one nominee. 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 Appearance of finalists: Finalists shall be listed in randomised order. The content of listings is at the discretion of the committee.
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