Golden Duck Awards

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Super-Con-Duck-Tivity presented three Golden Duck awards annually from 1992 to 2017.

The Picture Book Award was presented for science fiction books written for very young children. The Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades was given for science fiction books aimed at children between second and sixth grade.

The Hal Clement Young Adult Award was given for science fiction books aimed at sixth through twelfth grades. It was first given in 1992 and named for SF author Harry Stubbs's pen name, because his high school science teaching career strongly connected him to the YA age group. The primary story elements for award winners were "correct science with science fictional extrapolations and characters who solve problems on their own."

On occasion, the group presented Special Awards for works or individuals who did not fit in any of the standard categories.

The awards were presented at Worldcon or NASFiC by the organization, which also ran Chicagoland's DucKon convention. Winners were selected by a group of teachers, librarians, parents, high tech workers and reviewers.

SF Awards Database entry.

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