2010 Ursa Major Awards
The 2010 Ursa Major Awards was an awards ceremony for the best of anthropomorphically-oriented media published throughout 2010. The winners were announced at Morphicon 2011 in Columbus, Ohio on May 13, 2011.
Nominations for the 2010 Ursa Major Awards were opened from February 2 to 28, 2011, and voting for the nominations ran from March 13 to April 27. Nominators could suggest up to five works in each category.
The 2010 Awards ceremony marks the first time in the ceremony's history since Confurence 2003 (where the event was held from 2001-2003) that it has been held at a previously-used convention location, as the 2007 ceremony was held at Morphicon 2008.
The awards ceremony is typically held at a different convention in a different region of North America each May, but five conventions then scheduled for May-June 2011 - Anthrocon, Rocket City Fur Meet, Califur, Morphicon and FA: United - have hosted the Ursa Major Awards ceremony in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 respectively. This increased the likelihood of the ceremony either:
- being held again at one of the aforementioned venues
- being held at a non-convention venue, such as Elliot's Live Events
- being held again at a non-furry convention, such as DucKon
- being held at a later time of the year.
 Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture
- Live-action or animated feature-length movies.
- Alpha and Omega
- How To Train Your Dragon
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
- Toy Story 3
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
 Best Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series
- TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.
- Adventure Time
- Foxy Bingo
- Orangina Naturally
- The Regular Show
- Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention
 Best Anthropomorphic Novel
- Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.
- Basecraft Cirrostratus by Justin Lamar
- Descent by Phil Geusz
- Otters In Space by Mary Lowd
- Save The Day by D. J. Fahl
- The Seventh Chakra by Kevin Frane (Rikoshi)
- Shadow of the Father by Kyell Gold
 Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction
- Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry and other short written works.
- Bridges by Kyell Gold
- False Dawn by Kyell Gold
- Felis Ex Machina by E.O. Costello
- Gerty and the Doesn't-Smell-Like-a-Melon by Mary E. Lowd
- The Peculiar Quandary of Simon Canopus Artyle by Kevin Frane
 Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work
- Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and convention program books.
- Fur-Piled #4 By Leo Magna
- Different Worlds, Different Skins edited by Will A. Sanborn
- Iron Claw Bestiary by Chris Goodwin
- i.s.o. #1 by Vince Suzukawa
- Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
 Best Anthropomorphic Graphic Story
- Includes comic books and serialised online stories.
- Concession by Immelmann
- Furthia High by QuetzaDrake
- Cruelty by Rukis
- Lackadaisy by Tracy J. Butler
- Twokinds by Tom Fischbach
 Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip
- Newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.
- Broken Plot Device by Lis Boriss
- Faux Pas by Robert and Margaret Carspecken
- Little Tales by Genesis Eve Whitmore
- Housepets! by Rick Griffin
- Sandra and Woo by Powree and Oliver Knörzer
 Best Anthropomorphic Magazine
- Professional magazines, amateur zines, fanzines, internet-only magazines.
- Anthropomorphic Dreams Podcast by Will A. Sanborn
- Heat published by Sofawolf
- New Fables edited by Tim Susman
- South Fur Lands edited by Bernard Doove
- Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe edited by Gene Breshears
 Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration
- Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee table portfolios.
- Big Red: Lady Sings the Blues by Richard Bartrop
- Cenotaph by Susan Rankin-Pollard
- The Seventh Chakra by Kamui
- Shadow of the Father by Sara Palmer
- New Fables Summer 2010 by Mary Mouse
 Best Anthropomorphic Game
- Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.
- Disney Epic Mickey
- Furry Basketball Association
- Rocket Knight
- Sam & Max: Season 3, Episode 1: The Penal Zone
- Sonic Colors
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