Tin Duck Ballot for works new in 2015
Completed ballots may be lodged via email to email@example.com or by post to:
PO Box G429
Perth Business Centre 6841
Posted ballots need to be postmarked no later than 21st March 2016.
Alternatively, completed ballots may be placed in the ballot box in the Registration Area of the Convention before 5pm, Saturday 26th March 2016.
Voting is open to full and supporting members of SWANCON2016. Voting is by Optional Preferential Voting. Number as many boxes as you wish in each category, in the order of your preference, 1 being your first choice. You do not have to number every box.
The Tin Duck Committee reserves the right to make further decisions on the validity of nominees. Ballot form must be clearly signed by the voter. Only one ballot form allowed per person.
Remember to name and sign your ballot! Thanks!
The 2016 Tin Duck Awards, the annual Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF) Achievement Awards for WA writers and artists. The awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony for SWANCON 2016, which will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Sunday the 27th of March 2016.
The intended categories for the 2016 Tin Ducks are:
Best WA Professional Long Written Work
Professional long written work is for a piece published in the 2015 calendar year which was at least 40,000 words for which the creator received monetary payment.
Best WA Professional Short Written Work
Professional short written work is for a piece published in the 2015 calendar year which was less than 40,000, for which the creator received monetary payment.
Best WA Professional Art Work
Professional Art Work is for a piece of art that was published in the 2015 calendar year for which the creator received monetary payment. This can be via commission or submission.
Best WA Professional Production
Professional productions include professional podcasts, anthologies and works edited by Western Australian editors, which have been produced by a professional body or for which they received monetary payment.
Best WA Fan Written Work
Recognising the work a fan has put in for their written work, whether by blog, publication, in a fan magazine or any other form of written work, for which they have not received monetary payment for their services.
Best WA Fan Artwork
Recognising the work a fan has put in for their art work, whether by display at the Art Show, publication in a fan magazine or any other form of Artwork, for which they have not received monetary payment for their services.
Best WA Unpaid or Fan Production
Recognising the work of the community who have produced a production for which they have not received monetary payment for their services, whether in the form of a podcast episode, a fanzine production or a small convention.
Works eligible to be nominated must have been “published” (be it written work, art or any form of performing art or convention running) in the 2015 calendar year, and must not have been voted upon in any previous Tin Duck Award. Works will be validated by the Tin Duck Awards Committee, and may be moved to a different category than nominated for if deemed necessary. Any works nominated without a category may be deemed invalid by the Awards Committee. Nominations may be subject to short-listing if necessary in categories with large number of nominations.