The Hugo Awards

The Hugo Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy

The Hugo Awards are the most prestigious award in the science fiction genre, honouring literature and media as well as fan activities. The awards were first presented in 1953, and have been presented every year since 1955.

The Hugo Awards has more information and details of past winners. The award categories, and their definitions, are set out in the WSFS Constitution.

Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon administers the 2019 Hugo Awards and the 1944 Retro Hugos. This also includes the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

The 2019 Hugos will celebrate activity and works released for the first time in 2018, and the 1944 Retro Hugos similarly honour the achievements of 1943.

The finalists for the 2019 Hugos and 1944 Retro Hugos is here. Only Dublin 2019 members will be able to vote on the final ballot and choose the winners, using a preferential system.

If you are a member of Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon, you should have received your voting links for the 2019 hugos and 1944 Retro Hugos by email. If you have not received them, or you have any other problem with voting, please contact If you do not wish to vote online, the paper ballot is available here.

You will also find that the online ballot gives you access to the 2019 Hugo Voter Packet. This download of materials from Hugo Award finalists is supplied free of charge as a courtesy by the creators and publishers of works that are nominated for the awards. The purpose is to allow those who are voting on the Hugo Awards to be able to make an informed choice among the nominated works.

There have been significant challenges with obtaining rights to distribute the relevant works for the 1944 Retro-Hugo Voter Packet. Material for the Best Fanzine and Best Fan Writer categories has been made available at the Fanac Fan History Project.

The 1944 Retro Hugo Awards will be presented on Thursday 15 August, the opening night of Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon, and the 2019 Hugo Awards will be presented on 18 August.