Help us name the Carl Brandon Awards! $25 prize (U.S. funds) if we pick the name you suggest!

The Carl Brandon Society, dedicated to addressing the representation of people of color in speculative fiction, is about to begin jurying for two fiction awards: one for speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity, and one for speculative fiction by an author of color.

That's quite the mouthful, so this is where you come in: help us choose punchy names for the two awards that evoke the aim of each award, and the vision of the Carl Brandon Society. If we pick one of your suggested names, you'll win $25; $50 if we decide to use two of your suggestions. And at the first ever Carl Brandon Award ceremony, we'll present you with a certificate of thanks from the Carl Brandon Society.

Carl Brandon Society website


Anyone can enter.
Only one entry per person.
Limit of six suggestions per person.
Before you submit your suggestions, please check that they aren't already out there as award names or SF convention names. We don't want to end up with every entry suggesting the Prism and Rainbow awards!

Deadline for entry: November 1, 2005

Email your entry to nalo[at] In the subject header, write CBS AWARD NAMING CONTEST.

In the body of the email, clearly list and number your suggestions, and include your name and mailing address.

The Awards Committee of the Carl Brandon Society will evaluate the results and announce its decision by December 1, 2005.

Carl Brandon Society Awards Committee:
MJ Hardman
Nalo Hopkinson
Mary Anne Mohanraj

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