Purpose of the Awards
The Chronos Awards honour excellence in Victorian SF, Fantasy and Horror (where "Victorian" refers neither to the British era nor to the Canadian city, but to the Australian state of Victoria). They are presented once every calendar year, often during the Continuum convention.
Please see the Award rules for the current award categories and the exact eligibility criteria for each category.
Voting has closed for the 2013 Awards for excellence in 2012.
Nominations Open: Monday 4 February 2013
Nominations Close: Monday 1 April 2013
Voting Opens: Monday 15 April 2013
Voting Closes: Monday 20 May 2013
Awards Announced: Continuum 9: Contraindicators
Nominations open for a month or two, a month or more before the Awards will be presented. Votes are then cast in the month before the awards are announced. Nominations are accepted from any active fan; voters must be a member of the convention hosting the awards. However, an inexpensive "voting membership" (just for voting) may be offered by the Continuum Foundation.
A list of 2014 Chronos Award eligibles (for the awards to be presented next year) has been started. Additions are welcome.
2013 - Awards to be presented at Continuum 9.
2012 - Awards presented 10 Jun 2012 at Continuum 8.
2011 - Awards presented 11 Jun 2011 at Continuum 7.
2010 - Awards presented 26 Feb 2010 at Continuum 6.
2009 - Awards presented 14 Aug 2009 at Continuum 5.
History of the Awards
Planning for these Awards goes back to Danny Oz's initial plans for the Continuum conventions. He was assisted with the initial Award rules by John Samuel. These rules, based on those for the Ditmar Awards, applied to the inaugural Chronos Awards presented at Continuum 5.
In December 2009, the Award categories were modified to the current categories. However, in 2010, there were insufficient nominations in the new categories.
Early February 2012, the rule concerning collected works was modified.
"Chronos Awards" article in Dark Matter 3, pp.81-87.