Voting is open for the 2021 Ursa Major Awards
The vote for the 2021 Ursa Major Awards is happening this month! Send them your e-mail address, and you can vote for any of the nominations in 14 categories. Voting closes on Thursday, March 31.
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This year's nominees are...
Best Motion Picture
Live-action or animated feature-length movies.
- Luca (Directed by Enrico Casarosa)
- My Little Pony: A New Generation (Directed by Robert Cullen and Jose Ucha)
- Raya and the Last Dragon (Directed by Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada, Paul Briggs and John Ripa)
- Sing 2 (Directed by Garth Jennings)
- Wish Dragon (Directed by Chris Appelhans)
Best Dramatic Short Work
One-shots, advertisements or short videos.
- Fossils (Directed by Piti Yindee)
- Fuelled (Directed by Michelle Hao and Fawn Chan)
- Katrina the Fuzzy Princess (Directed by Charles Brubaker)
- Nobody Does It Better, a musical interlude by Princess Katre from the comic strip Carry On (Video production by Frank Behring, artwork and concept by K. Garrison)
- The Mandrake (Directed by Quincy Baltes)
Best Dramatic Series
TV or YouTube series videos.
- Beastars, Season 2 (Directed by Shinichi Matsumi)
- Centaurworld (Created by Megan Nicole Dong)
- Chikn Nuggit (by Chikn Nuggit)
- Helluva Boss (Created by Vivienne Medrano) Mature Audiences.
- Odd Taxi (Directed by Mugi Kinoshita)
Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.
- Interesting Times, by George Cole and N.C. Shapero. (Jarlidium Press)
- Starwhal in Flight (The Entangled Universe, Book 3), by Mary E. Lowd. (Aethon Books)
- The Bee's Waltz: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel, by Mary E. Lowd. (Shadow Spinners Press)
- The Captain's Oath, by Rick Griffin. (Self-published)
- The Entropy Fountain (The Entangled Universe, Book 2), by Mary E. Lowd. (Aethon Books)
Best Short Fiction
Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry, and other short written works.
- "Crystal Fusion", by Mary E. Lowd (in The Voice of Dog)
- "Dance of Wood and Grace", by Marie Croke (in Zooscape)
- "The Arsenal of Obsolescence", by Mary E. Lowd (in The Voice of Dog)
- "Too Cuddly", by Mary E. Lowd (in Daily Science Fiction)
- "Where Have All The Mousies Gone", by Mary E. Lowd (in Daily Science Fiction)
Best Other Literary Work
Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and serialized online stories.
- Awoo!: Volume 1, by A.C. Stuart. (Fenris Publishing, comic strip collection)
- Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory, by Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer, illustrated by Benjamin Dewey, lettering by Nate Piekos. (Dark Horse, trade paperback collection)
- Difursity Vol. 2, edited by Weasel. (Thurston Howl Publications, short story/article collection)
- Sam Digger: Beaver Detective, by Ian Madison Keller. (Rainbow Dog Press, anthology)
- Shark Week: An Ocean Anthology, edited by Ian Madison Keller. (Rainbow Dog Press, anthology)
Best Non-Fiction Work
Includes documentaries, opinion pieces, and news articles.
- Furry Fiction Is Everywhere: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Anthropomorphic Characters, by Ian Madison Keller & Mary E. Lowd. (Rainbow Dog Books, writing guide)
- How Furries Are Making Virtual Reality Worth Visiting, by Matt Baume. (Input, article)
- The otter who became an accidental VTuber star, by Patricia Hernandez. (Polygon, article)
- The Zoo Files, by Toad McKinley. (Youtube, video)
- This furry scientist won't let Twitter's COVID pessimists kill her vibe, by Chris Stokel-Walker. (Input, article)
Best Graphic Story
Includes comic books, and serialized online stories.
- 24/7, by Hladilnik. (Twitter)
- Blades of Furry, by Deya Muniz and Emily Erdos. (Webtoons)
- Found Retake, by Toddlergirl. (Fur Affinity)
- Isla Aukate, by Foxena. (Overlordcomic)
- Shine, by Babystar. (Fur Affinity) Adult material.
Best Comic Strip
Newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.
- Carry On, by Kathy Garrison Kellogg. (Internet)
- Foxes in Love, by @foxes_in_love. (Twitter)
- Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet)
- Friends You Are Stuck With, by Gabe Bold. (Internet)
- The Whiteboard, by Doc N. (Internet)
Edited collections of creative and/or informational works by various people, professional or amateur, published in print or online in written, pictorial or audio-visual form.
- #ohmurr!, edited by Izzy Torres, aka Weasel. (Internet) Mature Audiences.
- Dogpatch Press, edited by Patch Packrat. (Internet)
- Flayrah, edited by GreenReaper, Sonious, and Dronon. (Internet)
- InFurNation,, edited by Rod O'Riley. (Internet)
- Zooscape, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (Internet)
Best Published Illustration
Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee-table portfolios.
- Caraid, "Beginnings". (Furaffinity)
- Caraid, "Ruxa, Patient Professor". (Magic the Gathering - Strixhaven: School of Mages Commander set, Artstation)
- Kathy Garrison Kellogg, "A World Of Our Own". (Crosstime Cafe)
- Lofi, "Oh, Well". (Furaffinity)
- Nomax, "Brothers". (Twitter)
Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.
- Death's Door. (Developer: Acid Nerve. Publisher: Devolver Digital)
- Deltarune: Chapter 2. (Developer & Publisher: Toby Fox)
- Doodle Champion Island Games. (Developer & Publisher: Google)
- F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch. (Developer: TiGames. Publisher: Bilibili)
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. (Developer & Publisher: Insomniac Games)
Online collections of art, stories, and other creative and/or informational works. Includes galleries, story archives, directories, blogs, and personal sites.
- e621, Furry art. (Contains 18+ content)
- Fur Affinity, Furry art and stories. (Contains 18+ content)
- Fuzznet Music, World's biggest furry-centered professional music distribution collective.
- Wikifur, Furry wiki.
- Zootopia News Network, All things Zootopia.
Best Anthropomorphic Costume (Fursuit)
- Armored Lizardman - maker: Treasure Court; owner, wearer: xinghejieZLS.
- Bash the Piñata - maker: Kemonokapi; owner, wearer: @TransformARTive / @BashThePinata.
- Fifel - makers: feathersOkapi and ZettaNova; owner, wearer: GlacierClear.
- Rocket Raccoon (Endgame Version) - maker, owner, wearer: Akela Taka.
Good luck to everyone! And if you have the time to vote, why not also e-mail in suggestions for the 2022 Recommended Anthropomorphics List?