Entries are now open for the 2011 Norma K. Hemming Award, which will be presented at Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty.
The Norma K. Hemming Award marks excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability:
- in the form of science fiction and fantasy or related artwork or media.
- produced either in Australia or by Australian citizens.
- first published, released or presented in the calendar year preceding the year in which the award is given.
The Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF) launched this major new award at Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention held in Melbourne on 2–6 September 2010.
The Award will not necessarily be given annually, and a selection will only be made if there is a work that meets an appropriate standard of excellence.
Dr Toby Burrows (Scholars Centre, University of Western Australia) has published an edition of Norma Hemming’s collected writings called Dwellers in Silence – Stories and Plays by Norma Hemming. It is available for purchase online from Lulu.
Download the rules and entry form here.