Welcome to the second annual Dragon Awards! A way to recognize excellence in all things Science Fiction and Fantasy. These awards will be by the fans, for the fans, and are your chance to reward those who have made real contributions to SF, books, games, comics, and shows. There is no qualification for submitting nominations or voting – no convention fees or other memberships are needed. The only requirement is that you register, confirm your email address for tracking nominations and voting purposes, and agree to the rules. This ensures that all votes count equally.

Once you have submitted a nomination for a category you cannot change it. If you are not sure about a category, then leave it blank. You can come back at a later date and add nominations for any category you leave blank using this same form. Make sure your name (First and Last), and the email address match your original submission. No need to fill in your original nominations, the form will append the new nominations to your prior list.

Nomination Deadline: July 24, 2017. We encourage you to get your nominations in early.

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Best Science Fiction Novel
    

What is the best and most outstanding science fiction novel you have read in the last year, one that you would tell your friends to read?

Put both the name of the book and the author.

Qualifying is any book that is at least 70,000 words long, containing a single story (no anthologies), and has been first released in print or ebook format between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017 containing and based upon scientific or science and engineering premises or technology. Release date is shown on the verso, legal information page, at the front of the book. A book may have more than one release date if it comes out in different formats.



Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)
    

What is the best and most outstanding novel featuring magic or mythic creatures that you have read in the last year, one that you would tell your friends to read?

Put both the name of the book and the author.

Qualifying is any book that is at least 70,000 words long, containing a single story (no anthologies), and has been first released in print or ebook format between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017 containing and based upon magic, gods, demons, ghosts, paranormal events, or mythic creatures. Release date is shown on the verso, legal information page, at the front of the book. A book may have more than one release date if it comes out in different formats.



Best Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel
    

What is the best and most outstanding novel for young adults, ages 12 to 18, that you have read in the last year, one that you would recommend for all teenagers to read?

Put both the name of the book and the author.

Qualifying is Any book written for readers ages 12 to 18 that is at least 45,000 words long, containing a single story (no anthologies), and has been first released in print or ebook format between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017 containing significant science fiction or fantasy elements.



Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
    

What is the best and most outstanding novel featuring main characters who are in the military and combat that you have read in the last year, one that you would tell your friends to read? If the major plot is an altered history then submit the novel in the Best Alternate History Novel category.

Put both the name of the book and the author.

Qualifying is any book that is at least 70,000 words long, containing a single story (no anthologies), and has been first released in print or ebook format between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017 which contains and is based upon some aspect of military combat in any form and in any time period which contains significant science fiction or fantasy elements.



Best Alternate History Novel
    

What is the best and most outstanding novel whose story takes place in a world that did not happen, but could have been, so is an alternative to the world as we know it that you have read in the last year, one that you would tell your friends to read?

Put both the name of the book and the author.

Qualifying is any book that is at least 70,000 words long, containing a single story (no anthologies), and has been first released in print or ebook format between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017 whose story is set in a variant future or past universe including those with steam powered technology.



Best Apocalyptic Novel
    

What is the best and most outstanding novel whose story is based upon the end of the world, the collapse of civilization, or the destruction of the human race as we know it that you have read in the last year, one that you would tell your friends to read?

Put both the name of the book and the author.

Qualifying is any book that is at least 70,000 words long, containing a single story (no anthologies), and has been first released in print or ebook format between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017 themed or set after a major and world changing disaster which occurs in the future. This can include ecological, social, zombie, or other world changing events.



Best Horror Novel
    

What is the best and most outstanding novel whose story is based upon horrific elements that you have read in the last year, one that you would tell your friends to read?

Put both the name of the book, the author , and publisher.

Qualifying book featuring and primarily based upon one or more horrific elements that is at least 70,000 words long, containing a single story (no anthologies), and has been first released in print or ebook format between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017.



Best Comic Book
    

What is the best comic or comic book series you have read in the last year, one that you would tell your friends to read?

Put the name of the book, volumer, and publisher.

Qualifying is any publication that contains illustrated story in traditional comic book format (non-animated) that is at least 20 pages long with a consistent set of characters, premises and series title that appears at least four times per year and at least one volume has been first released in print or electronic format between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017.



Best Graphic Novel
    

What is the best single graphic novel that you have read in the last year, one that you would tell your friends to read?

Put the name of the book, the author name, and publisher.

A publication that contains illustrated story in traditional comic book format (non-animated) that is at least 36 pages long and has been first released in print or electronic format between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017.



Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series, TV or Internet
    

What is the best TV or internet series you have watched and enjoyed over the last year? Nominate a series as a whole, not a single episode.

Put the name of the show, and where the show can be found. (CW, ABC, Netflix, YouTube, HBO, etc)

Qualifying is any series of media (video and sound) presentations of which no less than four related episodes have appeared between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017 which featuring continuing cast or characters, plot elements, and series name presented in any medium.



Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
    

What is the best theatrical, TV, or internet movie you have watched and enjoyed over the last year?

Put both the name of the movie and director.

Qualifying is any single presentation of a story featuring fantasy or science fiction elements no shorter than 74 minutes run time that is not part of any continuing series (movie sequels can be included here) which was first was shown in television, in theaters, or over the internet between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017.



Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game
    

What is the best, absolute most fun to play and look at new science fiction or fantasy themed electronic game that you played in the last year? One that you would recommend to your friends.

Put both the name of the game, and game company or creator.

Qualifying is any science fiction or fantasy themed game that is played primarily on a computer or game console which may or may not include an internet connection and which was released between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017.



Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game
    

What is the best, absolute most fun to play and look at new science fiction or fantasy themed electronic game that you played on your phone or tablet in the last year? One that you would recommend to your friends.

Put both the name of the game, and game company or creator.

Qualifying is any science fiction or fantasy themed game that is played primarily on tablets or phones which may or may not include an internet connection and which was released between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017.



Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
    

What is the best science fiction or fantasy themed game that is played using a game board of form, including those which are assembled during play, that you have played with or would recommend to your friends.

Put both the name of the game, and game company or creator.

Qualifying is any non-electronic game for any number of players in which a central board plays an important role in the game play and which was first released between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017.



Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game
    

What is the best science fiction or fantasy themed non-electronic game that is not played using a game board of form that you have played with or would recommend to your friends. This can be any type of game or game rules set.

Put the name of the game, type of game, and game company or creator.

Qualifying is any non-electronic game for any number of players whose central game play element is not a board and which was first released between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017.



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