The Hugo Awards Base Design

2014 Hugo Award Base Design Competition

How to Enter - now closed

Entry in the competition is open to all. Design proposals must be submitted by midnight (PST – this is a Worldcon, and our Hugo administrator is based in Chicago) on Friday 17 January 2014.

All submissions should include:

As a guideline, bases should cost no more than £130 each or less to fabricate. Photos of past Hugo awards can be viewed at the official Hugo Awards website.

To enter the competition, submit proposals either electronically or via the post. Do not forget to include your name and contact information.

The winner of the base design competition will also receive a full (five-day) attending membership for Loncon 3, where they will be invited to take part in the public unveiling of their design. The base will also be added to the physical archive of Hugo base designs, and thus be part of the Hugo History exhibit which travels to each Worldcon.

The winning design is traditionally kept secret until the Worldcon and strict confidentiality will therefore apply to the winning design until the convention.

We regret that competition entries cannot be returned.

Electronic submission

Please email proposals to Include the information set out above, and a JPG, TIFF or GIF image of your design.

Postal submission

Please send the information requested above, along with a sketch/drawing/sample base (or a CD or flash drive containing your sketch/drawing), to:

Dave McCarty
2617 N Richmond St
IL 60602

If you have any questions, contact the Hugo administrator.