News:2007 Ursa Major Award nominations open

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January 25, 2008

Nominations for the 2007 Ursa Major Awards are now open.[1] The awards celebrate the best anthropomorphic art and literature first published during a particular year.

Award categories
  • Motion Picture
  • Dramatic Short Work or Series
  • Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Other Literary Work
  • Comic Book
  • Comic Strip
  • Fanzine
  • Published Illustration
  • Game

The awards are selected through a two-stage process of nomination and voting. Members of the public send in up to five nominations in each of the ten categories. The top nominations in each category are then presented for a public vote.

Many nominations are likely to come from the Recommended Anthropomorphics List,[2] which has been built up through prior suggestions; however, inclusion on the list is not necessary nor sufficient for a work to be nominated.

Nominations close on February 28, and will be tallied between March 1 and March 14. The final ballot will be announced on March 15 and voting will take place until April 20. All those who sent in nominations will receive ballots; those who did not nominate but wish to vote may request one.

The ballots will be counted, the trophies made, and the results will be announced at the award presentations in Columbus, Ohio at Morphicon 2008, scheduled for May 16-18.

The awards are sponsored by the Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association, which has expanded its board of directors to include representatives from the world's largest furry conventions over the course of 2007.

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  1. Ursa Major Awards - 2007 nominations