A change to the British Fantasy Awards constitution

BFS_Logo_red_SMALLA proposal by Gary Couzens to change the constitution of the British Fantasy Awards was passed at the 2015 Annual General Meeting. The category of Best Film/Television Episode is now renamed Best Film/Television Production, and the eligibility criteria have changed: television seasons, miniseries or serials may be considered as a whole, if written by the same writer(s), and festival screenings and previews are explicitly excluded from that category’s definition of “released”. Make your suggestions for 2016 accordingly.

A proposal from the awards administrator that would have revamped the process by which the winners of the awards are decided was not voted on. This proposal would have returned the final decision on the award winners to the membership, created a statutory two-month reading period between the announcement of the shortlist and the commencement of the final voting round, and created an egregious omissions committee to continue the work that the juries currently do in improving the quality and diversity of the shortlists. A decision on this proposal must be made by the end of the 2016 AGM.

The updated awards constitution can be read here.

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Stephen Theaker's reviews, interviews and articles have appeared in Interzone, Black Static, Prism and the BFS Journal. Among other work for the BFS, he has been awards administrator, short story competition administrator, Dark Horizons editor, FantasyCon secretary and treasurer, and (briefly) chair.