The 2024 Skylark Award

The 2024 Skylark Award was given to Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner, authors, anthologists, teachers and common attendees at Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions for several decades.

The 2025 Skylark Award will open for Nominations after our Annual meeting in May, and they will close at 23:59 on Wednesday, October 23, 2024. The 2025 Skylark recipient will be announced at the Boskone 62 awards ceremony on Saturday, February 15, 2025.

Regular members may place nominations in the Skylark Award mail box in the clubhouse, or email them to skylark@nesfa.org. Learn more here about the E. E. Smith Memorial Award.

The 2024 Gaughan Award

The recipient of the 2024 Gaughan Award is Alex dos Diaz.

The Gaughan Award honors the memory of Jack Gaughan, a long-time friend of fandom and one of the finest SF artists of the 20th century. Because Jack felt it was important to encourage and recognize new blood in the field, The New England Science Fiction Association, Inc., presents the Gaughan Award annually to an emerging artist (an artist who has become a professional within the past five years) chosen by a panel of judges.

The winner of the 2025 Gaughan Award will be announced in February, 2025 during Boskone62, NESFA’s annual convention.