A. Bertram Chandler Award
Australia's Premier Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction
The Chandler, as it is fondly known, was created
in 1991 in recognition of the contribution that
science fiction writer A. Bertram Chandler
made to Australian science fiction and to
Australian SF fandom in general.
Nominations Open July 1st 2022
The Australian Science Fiction Foundation
awards the Chandler on the basis of
'Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction'
The Chandler is nominally an annual award.
Nominations close September 1st 2022
To nominate someone whom you believe has made a significant contribution to Australian science fiction and/or fandom, you must fill in and submit the nomination form to the ASFF. You must note in detail
the nominee’s achievements and why you consider them to be worthy of the Award as per the
requirements contained within the nomination form.
Nominations for this year will officially open on 1st July 2022.
Nominees should demonstrably be members of the Australian science fiction community, whether in writing/publishing/media, and/or from the many fandoms that make up the scene.
We welcome nominations from all over Australia, and team or conjoint nominations will be considered,
but each nominee must be nominated in detail on a separate nomination form. People are free to
nominate themselves as well as others, but all nominees must satisfactorily meet the criteria.
As this is a lifetime achievement award, nominees must demonstrate a lengthy history of involvement
within the science fiction community, although this does not have to be a continuous and unbroken involvement over the duration.
Nominees must be recognised as having made a significant contribution to the science fiction communities within which they have been involved. We especially welcome nominations from around Australia, particularly those who represent innovative, creative and diverse fields of community involvement.
Nominations will be considered and winners decided by jury (the ASFF Committee).
All nominations must remain confidential until the committee has been able to process and shortlist successful candidates.