Special Committee Award

Special Committee Awards are awards bestowed by a Worldcon committee as opposed to voted on by the members of the convention. So Worldcon committees will often present one or more special committee awards at the Hugo ceremony. These may not (by specific provision in the WSFS constitution) use the Hugo rocket as part of the trophy, nor may they be called Hugos.

Other conventions which administer popular awards do much the same thing with a special award.