In 1973, Novacon instituted the annual Nova Awards to celebrate achievement in British science fiction fanzines. Originally decided by a panel of judges, voting was subsequently extended to all Novacon members who could demonstrate a basic knowledge of current fanzines.
Following Novacon 32, the three categories - best fanzine, best fanzine writer, best fanzine artist - were extended to cover fanzines produced in Eire. In addition, electronic fanzines are now eligible.
Beginning with the 2011 Nova Awards, voting was extended to all UK / Irish residents who have read at least six qualifying fanzines published during the eligibility period.
On-line voting is now open and you can do this using the Voting Form. Downloadable voting forms will be available shortly on this website. And of course paper voting forms will be available at the convention.