Chandler Award

The Chandler Award is presented by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation for "Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction".

It is named in recognition of the contribution that science fiction writer A. Bertram Chandler made to Australian science fiction, and because of his patronage of the Foundation.

Unlike the Ditmars, this award is decided upon by a jury and, although nominally an annual award presented in conjunction with the Australian National Science Fiction Convention, is not necessarily presented every year.

The first Chandler Award was presented in 1992 to Van Ikin at the National Science Fiction Convention - SynCon '92.[1]


  *   Winners

Year Winner Ref.
1992 Van Ikin* [2]
1993 Merv Binns* [2]
1994 George Turner* [2]
1995 Wynne Whiteford* [2]
1996 Grant Stone* [2]
1997 Susan Batho* [2]
1999 Graham Stone* [2]
2001 John Bangsund* [2]
2002 John Foyster* [2]
2003 Lucy Sussex* [2]
2006 Lee Harding* [2]
2007 Bruce Gillespie* [2]
2009 Rosaleen Love* [2]
2010 Damien Broderick* [2]
2011 Paul Collins* [2]
2012 Richard Harland* [2]
2013 Russell B. Farr* [2]
2014 Danny Oz* [2]
2015 Donna Maree Hanson* [2]
2016 James Allen* [2]
2017 Bill Wright* [2]
2018 Edwina Harvey* [2]


  1. ^ "The Australian Science Fiction Foundation".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Chandler Award". ASFF.
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