News:2006 Ursa Major Award winners announced

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May 5, 2007

The winners of the sixth annual Ursa Major Awards (formally the Annual Anthropomorphic Literature & Arts Awards), for the best in anthropomorphic/"funny animal" literature and art first published during the calendar year 2006, were announced at a presentation ceremony on Friday, May 4, 2007 at Califur 3.[1]

Eligibility in ten categories was for works featuring intelligent and/or talking animals first published during the calendar year 2006. This included new compilations of older works, such as a new collection of previously-published separate works. The winners were chosen by popular vote among those participating in anthropomorphic fandom who first submitted their nominations for the winners, and then voted upon a final ballot consisting of the five finalists (those receiving the most nominations) in each category. The voting for the awards was open to all furry fandom via the Internet and took place between March 10th and April 14th. Votes were received from countries as diverse as Germany, Finland, Russia, the Philippines, Australia, and Trinidad & Tobago.

The winners are:

Nominations for the 2007 Ursa Major Awards wll begin on the first day of Further Confusion 2008. The winners are slated to be announced at Morphicon in May 2008.


  1. Award Winners 2006 from the Ursa Major Awards website