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New David Gemmell Awards!
« on: November 02, 2009, 12:39:25 PM »
Wow!  First they did the Legend award for best novel, now the David Gemmell peeps have added another couple of awards to their line up:

The David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Newcomer
For recognition of emerging talent in the field of fantasy fiction.
 
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The David Gemmell Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art
For best fantasy book cover art. 

Apparently their aim is "to establish, over time, a set of awards covering all aspects of the fantasy genre.  Launching this pair of new awards takes us a step nearer to that objective."

Oh, and they've also just announced the date for 2010 Gemmells - to be held at the Magic Circle in London on Friday 18th June...  Woohoo!

Get all the in depth intel from their website...

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 04:30:59 PM »
Now that I'm the administrator of the British Fantasy Awards, there shall be war with the DGLA! I shall rain thunder down upon their heads! Their pass shall not hold and their treasures will be ours! I shall remove their heads with their own imitation Snagas!

Either that or I'll regularly mention them on our Facebook page...  :D

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 05:18:26 PM »
The David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Newcomer
For recognition of emerging talent in the field of fantasy fiction.

One day... this will be mine!  (although it will probably involve theft rather than talent)

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 04:32:09 PM »
The all-male line-up of nominees in the 2014 Gemmell awards have been announced, here. I think the overall name for them is now the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy.

Legend Award (Best novel)

The Daylight War by Peter V Brett (Harper Collins UK)
Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Harper Collins UK)
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (Gollancz)
A Memory of Light by Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan (Tor/Forge)
War Master's Gate by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor UK)

Morningstar Award (Best debut novel)

The Garden of Stones by Mark T Barnes (47 North)
Headtaker by David Guymer (Black Library)
Promise of Blood by Brian McLellan (Orbit)
The Path of Anger by Antoine Rouaud (Gollancz)
The Grim Company by Luke Scull (Head of Zeus)

Ravenheart Award (Best cover art)

Benjamin Carre for the cover of The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (Gollancz)
Jason Chan for the cover of Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Harper Collins UK)
Cheol Joo Lee for the cover of Skarsnik by Guy Haley (Black Library)
Gene Mollica and Michael  Frost for the cover of Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan (Orbit)
Rhett Podersoo for the cover of She Who Waits by Daniel Polansky (Hodder)

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 05:07:07 PM »
The all-male line-up of nominees in the 2014 Gemmell awards have been announced,...

That does seem remarkable and regrettable, based on the authors' writing names.
Of course, it may also represent the best books available, and it shouldn't be otherwise.
Do we know if there were any ladies on the jury?
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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 05:24:24 PM »
It's not a juried award - public votes all the way.

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2014, 11:19:48 AM »
Information on attending the DGLA awards ceremony: http://www.gemmellaward.com/profiles/blogs/roll-up-roll-up-1

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 07:26:56 PM »
The winners of the Gemmells were announced a few days ago: http://gemmellaward.com/profiles/blogs/gemmell-awards-2014-the-winners

The Ravenheart Award for best cover art went to Jason Chan for Mark Lawrence's Emperor of Thorns, the Morningstar Award for best debut novel went to Brian McClellan for Promise of Blood, and the Legend Award for best fantasy novel went to Mark Lawrence for Emperor of Thorns.

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2014, 12:06:59 PM »
Announcement about the 2015 David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy (from Stan Nicholls, here):

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DAVID GEMMELL AWARDS FOR FANTASY TO RETURN WITH FRESH LOOK IN 2015

Since 2009, the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy have been honouring the very finest in fantasy fiction and artwork each year. With the awards about to enter their seventh year, there are exciting changes upcoming in 2015, whilst still maintaining the prestige and quality that the awards have become renowned for.

The forthcoming David Gemmell Awards ceremony will be taking place in August 2015, once again presenting three individual prizes Ė the Legend Award for best fantasy novel, the Morningstar Award for best fantasy debut and the Ravenheart Award for best cover art. With a roll of honour including modern fantasy greats such as John Gwynne, Mark Lawrence, Helen Lowe, Brian McClellan, Graham McNeill, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson and Brent Weeks, voting is once again expected to be hugely competitive. A new venue for the ceremony will also be confirmed shortly.

Publisher nominations for the awards will be open in January, with the public invited to vote on the longlists in March. It's one of few awards in the field decided by genre readers and fans, and will again be giving the fantasy audience their say on the finest works of the year.

A new website for the awards will also be live soon, with a host of exciting new features and content.

Stan Nicholls, Chair of the Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, said: 'We're delighted to be further strengthening the Gemmell Awards with these changes, which will give more people the chance to engage with the voting process and the ceremony itself. 2015 is shaping up to be fantastic for us, and we have much more exciting news to announce in the New Year, so watch this space!'

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2015, 09:04:26 PM »
The 2015 David Gemmell Awards were presented at Nine Worlds, and the winners were:

Best cover art: Sam Green for Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz)

Best debut: The Emperor's Blades, Brian Stavely (Pan Macmillan/Tor UK)

Best novel: Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz)

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2016, 09:15:34 AM »
The 2016 Gemmell shortlists were announced yesterday (here):

Legend Award (best novel)

The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron (Gollancz)
Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia (Baen)
Gotrek & Felix: Slayer by David Guymer (Black Library)
Ruin by John Gwynne (Pan Macmillan)
The Liarís Key by Mark Lawrence (Harper/Voyager)

Morningstar Award (best debut)

Battlemage by Stephen Aryan (Orbit)
The Traitor by Seth Dickinson (Pan Macmillan)
The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig (Harper/Voyager)
Starborn by Lucy Hounsom (Pan Macmillan)
The Vagrant by Peter Newman (Harper/Voyager)
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Harper/Voyager)

Ravenheart Award (best cover art)

Kerem Beyit for The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron (Gollancz)
Jason Chan for The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence (Harper/Voyager)
Larry Elmore & Carol Russo Design for Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia (Baen)
Raymond Swanland for Archaon: Lord of Chaos by Rob Sanders (Black Library)
Paul Young for Ruin by John Gwynne (Pan Macmillan)

The public can vote on the shortlists till midnight on August 19, with the winners announced at FantasyCon, at 8pm on Saturday, September 24.

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2016, 07:32:06 AM »
This year's Gemmell winners were announced at FantasyCon:

Legend Award (novel): The Liarís Key by Mark Lawrence (HarperCollins)
Ravenheart Award (artist): Jason Chan for the cover of The Liarís Key by Mark Lawrence (HarperCollins).
Morningstar Award (first novel): The Vagrant by Peter Newman (HarperCollins)

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2016, 02:13:18 PM »
Just out of interest, does the same novel usually win for the author and the cover artist in the Gemmells? (Looks like there's a huge parallel in the shortlists as well, which makes me wonder if lots of fans just voted for their favourite book in both categories..?)
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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2016, 05:49:58 PM »
Looks like that's happened three times out of six, so there could be something to your theory! Surprised looking back to see that they have had a couple of female winners, which I hadn't realised - Helen Lowe won best newcomer in 2012, and Olof Erla Einarsdottir won best cover art in 2011.

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Re: New David Gemmell Awards!
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2017, 08:26:27 AM »
Just out of interest, does the same novel usually win for the author and the cover artist in the Gemmells? (Looks like there's a huge parallel in the shortlists as well, which makes me wonder if lots of fans just voted for their favourite book in both categories..?)

The art and novel shortlists are identical (the only difference is a change in Black Library books), and the winners do tend to repeat between those two.

My pet theory is that it is because the voting page doesn't have pictures. Picking the 'best' cover art without actually seeing the cover art is a little tricky, and I'm not surprised that people just double down on the novel selection instead - at the very least, it'll have been a book they know what it looks like.