The European Science Fiction Society awards are selected from nominees proposed by each European country through a voting process by the countries’ delegates.
The literary award Artefakt given each year by the 3. Zmaj Society, this year’s Eurocon organizers, were also presented during the award ceremony. You can see the recording of the award ceremony live stream on YouTube.
ESFS award winners in the Hall of Fame categories are:
- Best Artist: Sergej Shikin (Russia)
- Best Author: Milena Benini (Croatia)
- Best Publisher: L’Atalante (France)
- Best Promoter: Cristina Jurado (Spain)
- Best Magazine: Esensja (Poland)
- Best Translator: Pilar Ramírez Tello (Spain)
Award winners in the Achievement category for the year 2019 are:
- Best work of art: The Dublin 2019 Hugo Award bases by Eleanor Wheeler and Jim Fitzpatrick (Ireland)
- Best written work of fiction: Luna: Moon Rising by Ian McDonald (United Kingdom)
- Best dramatic presentation: Good Omens (United Kingdom)
- Best fanzine: Journey Planet – A Half Pint of Flann (Ireland)
- Best work for children: The Invasion by Peadar Ó Guilín (Ireland)
- Best internet publication: The Irish Fandom Community Group (Ireland) and Fantascientificast (Italy)
The Chrysalis awards for young authors are presented to:
- Caroline Hofstätter (Austria)
- Zoe Penn (Croatia)
- Edmund Schluessel (Finland)
- Chloé Veillard (France)
- Oein DeBhairduin (Ireland)
- Linda De Santi (Italy)
- Jean Bürlesk (Luxembourg)
- Diana Alzner (Romania)
- Olga Rejn (Russia)
- Haizea Zubieta (Spain)
- Volodymyr Kuznietsov (Ukraine)
It’s also our great pleasure to announce this year’s winners of the Artefakt Award. This Award goes to the best literary work of speculative fiction, published in the year prior. Our jurors had a tough time voting for the best work, visible in the numerous nominations that we published earlier, but they took their job seriously.
And the winners of the Artefakt Awards are:
- In the short category (short stories) the Artefakt goes to the late Milena Benini for story Brod bez voznog reda.
- In the medium category (longer stories) the Artefakt goes to Torp Moniantt, second year in a row, for his story Pad Shampirea.
- In the long category (novels) Artefakt goes to Ana Cerovac for her novel Krsnik.
- In the best children’s novel category award goes to Krunoslav Mikulan for his novel Zmaj ispod Staroga grada.
- In the YA novel category Artefakt goes to E.K. Botica for her novel Nositelj elemenata.
- The Artefakt for the special contribution to the Croatian fandom goes to the late Milena Benini, for everything she did for our fandom and literature, and the legacy she left behind.
Congratulations to the winners and Milena Benini’s family.
The best children’s novel and the best YA novel categories are awarded with the help of our partners Rijeka City Library, whose young book clubs are involved in this process.
Thanks to everyone involved in the Artefakt: our jurors, Rijeka City Library and our visual artist Nela Dunato, for designing this year’s award.