Popular vote of the membership. WSFS membership is conferred by being a member of Worldcon. Nomination is open to members from the current and previous year. The final ballot is open only to members from the current year. For more information see this FAQ and this explanation of the voting system.
Works are generally eligible if first published, or first published in English, during the year of eligibility. Eligibility can be extended under special circumstances. See this category explanation for eligibility in individual person awards. For more details, including the rule for Eligibility Extension, see this FAQ.
The Hugo categories have changed substantially with time. See below for a list of current and past categories. See here for a more detailed explanation of each category.
A trophy. The rocket part of the trophy has become standardized in shape since 1959 and has been sourced from the same company (once owned by UK fan Peter Weston) since 1984. However, each Worldcon designs its own base. A photographic archive of past Hugo trophies is available here.
None. The voters can nominate any work or person provided that they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Award Administration: Aug 22, 2007
- Award web site: Aug 22, 2007