Who can vote or nominate?

Anyone can nominate and vote or just vote for finalists, once only, please. You can register at any time. There is NO purchase or attendance requirement.

Where do I  go to nominate?

Right  here!

Where do I register to vote?

Right  here!

I’m honest, why do I need to register?

We ask you to register for ballot security and to prevent fraud by others. If there is any concern, we may ask you later for identifying information such as a mailing address. We will NEVER ask for confidential, personal information such as your SSN. Once you register, you can access the Dragon Awards site and vote. Once you successfully register, you will be emailed a ballot from our voting provider, SurveyMonkey. The Dragon Awards reserves the right to invalidate suspect or questionable ballots without notice.

When can I expect my ballot?

Ballots are issued in batches twice a week during the voting period, during mid-week and at the beginning of the week for anyone that registers after voting has begun.  The initial batch of ballots will be released on August 3, 2017, by our ballot provider SurveyMonkey.

What if my ballot doesn’t arrive?

You must not be “opt-out” with SurveyMonkey, or they will not issue you a ballot. You can “opt-in” with SurveyMonkey.  Further, ballots are issued in batches twice a week during the voting period, during mid-week and at the beginning of the week for anyone that registers after voting has begun.  The initial batch of ballots will be released on August 3, 2017.  Finally, you will likely need to check your spam filter and settings to see if your mail client or ISP has trapped your ballot in your spam folder. If you have successfully registered to receive a ballot yet haven’t received one please email “dcwards at dragoncon dot org” for assistance.

How do I nominate a book, movie, comic, or game? 

The process is really simple.  You need only register your email to nominate in any of the fifteen categories. You do not have to nominate in all categories at once. Anytime during the nomination period, you can revisit your nomination ballot and add new nominations in any category you left blank. Be aware that you only get one nomination per category.  Once you have entered a choice, you cannot add or change that category.

What happens to my information once I register?

This information is only used for the Dragon Awards and for notices related only to the Dragon Awards and Dragon Con, where they are announced. It is never sold or made available to anyone else.

Do I have to nominate someone or something in all 15 categories at one time?

No, you have the ability to go back to your ballot and add nominees in categories you have not already chosen a nominee. You can nominate only one or as many choices as you are comfortable with. Be aware that you only get one nomination per category.  Once you have entered a choice, you cannot add or change that category. Please do not nominate a book for more than one category.  If the same book is added more than once, your vote will be null.

Do I have to have a nomination in every category?

No, you can leave any category you wish blank. The rest of your nominations are not affected.

Can I change a nomination?

No, once you have chosen a nominee in a category that is permanent and cannot be changed. Once you have entered a choice, you cannot add to or change your choice for that category. Nominations are final.

What if I left a category blank?

You can revisit your nomination ballot to fill in any categories left blank as often as desired.

How long do I have to nominate?

Nominations are now open and will close at 11:59 PM, EDT, June 24, 2017.

How do I vote for the finalists?

Once you successfully register, you will be emailed a ballot from our voting provider, SurveyMonkey.  You must not be “opt-out” with SurveyMonkey, or they will not issue you a ballot. You can “opt-in” with SurveyMonkey. Further, ballots are issued in batches twice a week during the voting period, during mid-week and at the beginning of the week for anyone that registers after voting has begun.  The initial batch of ballots will be released on August 3, 2017.  Finally, you will likely need to check your spam filter and settings to see if your mail client or ISP has trapped your ballot in your spam folder.  The Dragon Awards reserves the right to invalidate suspect or questionable ballots without notice.

Do I have to submit a nomination to vote for the finalists?

You do NOT have to submit a nomination to vote on the final ballot. Just voting for the finalists is allowed.

When can I vote for the winners?

Voting for the finalists will begin in early August and end at 11:59 pm, EDT, on the Tuesday of Dragon Con weekend, August 29, 2017.

How do I find out who has won?

We will announce the awards at the Dragon Con Convention (held over Labor Day weekend every year), and we will post the results on this website.