The Sir Julius Vogel awards will be open in January. The award is for any science fiction, fantasy or horror works created by a New Zealander and first published or released in the 2010 calendar year. Anyone can make a nomination and it is free! See the website for the categories open and get busy reading NZ authors and watching NZ movies.
Past winners include Russell Kirkpatrick, Nalini Singh, Helen Lowe, Brian Falkner and Under The Mountain.
Nominations open on 1 January 2011 and close on 31 March 2011 at 8pm.
For more information about the SJV Awards, please go to the SFFANZ web-site
You can find full details about the nomination procedures and rules, including eligibility criteria at
Christchurch City Libraries has a page on the award listing past winners