2010 Ditmar eligibility list
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This article lists works eligible for the Australian SF ("Ditmar") Awards for 2010 in each of the eligible categories. (Errors and omissions may be corrected at any time.)
Note that this is not an "official" list, and may contain ineligible work. Please see the discussion page, or add a question there, if you are uncertain of a work's eligibility.
The Ditmar Award is awarded subject to official rules, relevant sections of which are listed in each category below. Note also the following:
3.1 Timeliness: Works are eligible if they 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.
Best Novella or Novelette
3.5 Novella or Novelette: A Novella or Novelette is any work of sf/f/h of 7,500 to 40,000 words.
Best Short Story
3.6 Short Story: A Short Story is any work of sf/f/h less than 7,500 words.
Best Collected Work
3.7 Collected Work: A collected work is a sf/f/h collection or anthology, magazine or journal, ezine or webzine which must pay contributors in other than contributor copies and incidentals, or the editor/s of which declare the work to be professional. At least one edition of a collected work must have been issued in the eligible calendar year.
3.8 Best Artwork: An artwork is a single work or series of related works of art in any medium other than text.
Best Fan Writer
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.)
Best Fan Artist
Best Fan Publication
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, ezine or webzine
3.11 Special Awards: Special awards recognise outstanding achievements in science fiction fantasy, or horror not eligible in the existing categories.
Best New Talent
3.13 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.
William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review
3.12 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.