British Fantasy Society – Awards Survey Results

Quick statistics: British Fantasy Awards Consultation
Results
Number of records in this query: 244
Total records in survey: 244
Percentage of total: 100.00%
Field summary for BFSMember
Are you a BFS member?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 176 72.13%
No (N) 68 27.87%
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 0 0.00%

 

Field summary for BFSNo
Please enter your BFS Number. 
Count Percentage
Answer 78 31.97%
No answer 166 68.03%
Not completed or Not displayed 0 0.00%

 

Field summary for FConYear
If you are not a BFS Member, which year did you attend FantasyCon?
Answer Count Percentage
Fantasycon 2010 (2010) 19 7.79%
Fantasycon 2011 (2011) 49 20.08%
Fantasycon 2012 (2012) 2 0.82%
No answer 174 71.31%
Not completed or Not displayed 0 0.00%

 

Field summary for 1
Would you prefer that the award was given only to British (ie born, nationalised or currently domiciled in the UK)?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 79 32.38%
No (N) 148 60.66%
No answer 15 6.15%
Not completed or Not displayed 2 0.82%

 

Field summary for 2
Should members be allowed to nominate their own work?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 50 20.49%
No (N) 188 77.05%
No answer 4 1.64%
Not completed or Not displayed 2 0.82%

 

Field summary for 3
Should BFS committee members be eligible for awards?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 114 46.72%
No (N) 112 45.90%
No answer 16 6.56%
Not completed or Not displayed 2 0.82%

 

Field summary for 4
Would your prefer to see:
Answer Count Percentage
A short list voted for by the members but with the winner determined by a jury. (A1) 109 44.67%
A short list decided by a jury, but with the winners decided by member vote. (A2) 62 25.41%
A juried system with a fully empowered jury. (A3) 27 11.07%
The current system remain in place. (A4) 32 13.11%
Comments 75 30.74%
No answer 9 3.69%
Not completed or Not displayed 5 2.05%

 

Field summary for 5
If we went to a juried system, would you prefer the Jury be chosen by:
Answer Count Percentage
The BFS awards Administrator. (A1) 33 13.52%
The BFS Committee. (A2) 152 62.30%
People external to the membership. (A3) 28 11.48%
Comments 54 22.13%
No answer 26 10.66%
Not completed or Not displayed 5 2.05%

 

Field summary for 6
To deal with obvious oversight or imbalance, many awards empower Juries to write in an extra title(s).  Would you be in favour of this?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 175 71.72%
No (N) 40 16.39%
No answer 24 9.84%
Not completed or Not displayed 5 2.05%

 

Field summary for 7
Current awards are for  Novel, Novella, Short Story, Anthology, Collection, Artist, Non-Fiction, Magazine/Periodical, Comic/Graphic Novel, PS Publishing Independent Press Award, & Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award, Karl Edward Wagner special Award .  There is also a commitment to add Screenwriter award (to replace the former TV and Film awards).  Is this:
Answer Count Percentage
Too many. (A1) 47 19.26%
Too few. (A2) 21 8.61%
About Right. (A3) 164 67.21%
Comments 105 43.03%
No answer 5 2.05%
Not completed or Not displayed 7 2.87%

 

Field summary for 8
Would you prefer:
Answer Count Percentage
To retain one supreme award for Best Novel? (A1) 122 50.00%
Two novel awards, one for Fantasy and one for Horror? (A2) 91 37.30%
More novel awards? (A3) 18 7.38%
No answer 6 2.46%
Not completed or Not displayed 7 2.87%

 

Field summary for 9
Choosing a best newcomer or best small press etc is tricky without good oversight.  Would you prefer to empower dedicated juries for certain awards? 
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 174 71.31%
No (N) 43 17.62%
No answer 20 8.20%
Not completed or Not displayed 7 2.87%

 

Field summary for 10
Would an eligibility list help in your deliberations? 
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 181 74.18%
No (N) 31 12.70%
No answer 25 10.25%
Not completed or Not displayed 7 2.87%

 

Field summary for 11
Would you prefer to vote by secure online ballot? 
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 209 85.66%
No (N) 10 4.10%
No answer 18 7.38%
Not completed or Not displayed 7 2.87%

 

Field summary for 12
Should voting be encouraged by a small membership discount? 
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 73 29.92%
No (N) 130 53.28%
No answer 34 13.93%
Not completed or Not displayed 7 2.87%

 

Field summary for 13
Any further comments you would like to add?
Count Percentage
Answer 104 42.62%
No answer 130 53.28%
Not completed or Not displayed 10 4.10%
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Hailing from the rain-sodden, North Western wastelands of England, Phil has dabbled in many an arcane vocation. From rock-star to conveyor-belt scraper at a bread factory, 'Dairy Logistics Technician' to world's worst waiter. He's currently a freelance designer, actor, sometime writer/editor and Chair of the British Fantasy Society. He is on the Global Frequency and is still considering becoming an astronaut when he grows up.